Biological Systems Engineering

Microwave Heating

WSU Microwave (MW) Sterilization Consortium II


The general goal of this Consortium is to develop microwave sterilization technology for commercial production of high quality, safe and shelf-stable packaged meals. The same technology can also be used for pasteurization of packaged foods for retail markets.

The activities of the consortium include the development of pilot-scale microwave sterilization systems, use of the new system to demonstrate the feasibility of producing high quality shelf-stable food, generating engineering data for the design of commercial systems to support FDA approval of the microwave sterilization systems/processes.


Consortium Members




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