Special Issue "Ultrasound Processing and Modification of Food Systems"

A special issue of Foods (ISSN 2304-8158). This special issue belongs to the section "Food Engineering and Technology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 August 2023 | Viewed by 54

Special Issue Editors

Teagasc Food Research Center, Moorepark, Fermoy, Co. Cork, Ireland
Interests: ultrasound modification; food ingredients interactions; colloidal food delivery systems; protein/polysaccharide modification and characterization; sonoenzymolysis
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Teagasc Food Research Center, Moorepark, Fermoy, Co. Cork, Ireland
Interests: dairy; protein chemistry; ultrasound processing; colloidal food systems

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In recent years, power ultrasound has attracted considerable attention from food researchers due to its promising potential in assisting the modern food industry. Recognized as an innovative technology for achieving sustainable and green chemistry and industrialisation, it has shown significant effects in accelerating various processes and modifying food substances. Today, ultrasound technology has been used as an alternative to conventional food operations for emulsification, de-foaming, substance modification, extraction, enzyme activation/inactivation, microbial inactivation, freezing, thawing, drying, etc.

This Special Issue aims to feature the most recent advances in ultrasound processing and the modification of diverse food systems. Potential topics include (1) the fundamental principles, lab-scale applications and possible industrialisation strategies of ultrasound technology in various food processing systems (e.g. extraction, emulsification, sterilisation); (2) structural/functional modification of food matrices/ingredients by ultrasound; (3) mechanisms and applications of combined technologies involving ultrasound. We invite researchers to submit original research or review articles on these topics.

Dr. Xiaobin Ma
Dr. Noel A. McCarthy
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • ultrasound
  • food processing
  • structural/functional modification
  • combined technology
  • mechanism
  • industrialisation

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