Attenuation of 10 MeV electron beam energy to achieve low doses does not affect Salmonella spp. inactivation kinetics Academic Article uri icon


  • 2015 Elsevier Ltd. The effect of attenuating the energy of a 10MeV electron beam on Salmonella inactivation kinetics was investigated. No statistically significant differences were observed between the D10 values of either Salmonella 4,[5],12:i:- or a Salmonella cocktail (S. 4,[5],12:i:-, Salmonella Heidelberg, Salmonella Newport, Salmonella Typhimurium, Salmonella) when irradiated with either a non-attenuated 10MeV eBeam or an attenuated 10MeV eBeam (~2.90.22MeV). The results show that attenuating the energy of a 10MeV eBeam to achieve low doses does not affect the inactivation kinetics of Salmonella spp. when compared to direct 10MeV eBeam irradiation.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Hieke, A., & Pillai, S. D.

citation count

  • 1

complete list of authors

  • Hieke, Anne-Sophie Charlotte||Pillai, Suresh D

publication date

  • May 2015