System and method for pasteurizing citrus juice using microwave energy

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PATENT NO 5514389
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08322828

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A system and method for pasteurizing citrus juice with the use of microwave energy provide a plurality of microwave chambers through which juice is continuously flowed, the sequential flowing permitting a gradual increase in juice temperature that is sufficient to pasteurize the juice but insufficient to cause a detectable loss of flavor.

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FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CITRUSLAKELAND, FL7

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Burgener, Paul E Mississauga, CA 3 39
Grillo, Angelo C Boca Raton, FL 3 39
Nikdel, Seifollah Winter Haven, FL 2 16

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NESTEC S.A. (1)
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FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CITRUS (1)
* 5667828 System and method for pasteurizing citrus juice using microwave energy 9 1996
 
Questron Inc. (1)
* 5697291 Method and apparatus for microwave enhanced pasteurization and enzyme inactivation of continuously flowing product 15 1995
 
NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY (4)
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Welch's Foods, Inc. (1)
* 5846583 Temperature sensing method and system for pasteurization 5 1997
 
TETRA LAVAL HOLDINGS & FINANCE S.A. (1)
* 5908651 Product recovery system and method 3 1997
 
TROPICANA PRODUCTS, INC. (2)
* 2004/0170,731 Reduction of oil and off-flavors in citrus juice by direct steam heating and flash cooling 6 2003
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