Food, Water, Waste Research Group

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Franziska Wohlgemuth

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Research Summary

Microbial food spoilage can occur at different stages of the food supply chain (pre- or post-harvest, during storage or transport) and represents an important economic and environmental problem.… read more

Current Research

Microbial food spoilage can occur at different stages of the food supply chain (pre- or post-harvest, during storage or transport) and represents an important economic and environmental problem. Additionally, food borne pathogens and related illnesses are a major global health threat. Electrolysed Water is a novel disinfectant that offers a cost-friendly, environmentally beneficial alternative to conventional disinfection techniques. In cooperation with UK industry, this project aims to elucidate the mode of action of electrolysed water in food spoilage fungi. This will be addressed with microbiological, genetic and biochemical methods. A second focus will be on the efficacy and water resilience of the system. This includes the safety of both the treated produce and the effluent water.

Food, Water, Waste Research Group

Faculty of Engineering
The University of Nottingham
Nottingham, NG7 2RD


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