• To visualize and understand the thermal behaviour of different types of contents.

  • To characterize the effect of a non-isothermal treatment on micro-organisms.

  • To characterize and quantify the thermal behaviour of a can.

  • To use theses characteristics to help finding better heat treatments that may achieve:
    1. 1

      – A sufficient effect on micro-organisms so that almost all cans will be sterile or biologically stable (no micro-organism growth).

    2. 2

      – A sufficient cooking without over-cooking.

    3. 3

      – The shortest treatment time, saving investment or energy.


Emphasis on Environmental and Safety Aspects

Evaluation of the theoretical microbiological impact of the thermal process .


The canning process has several objectives: sterilization, cooking, conservation. These objectives are fulfilled by a two-step procedure: heating and cooling. The total effect of the procedure depends on the thermal behaviour of the product contained in the package.

The thermal behaviour of a...


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Albert Duquenoy
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  1. 1.UMR Génie Industriel Alimentaire, ENSIAFrance

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