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Ultrasound can be used in several areas within food processing, and is often used in combination with other technologies. For example, it can be used to inactivate microorganisms and enzymes, during extraction, to increase heating and thawing rates, to prevent foaming and for cleaning and decontamination. It is most common to use ultrasound in a liquid medium, but it is also possible to use it in air.

How does Ultrasound affect different food products?

Goal Egg
Has effect
Food safety
Loss of liquid
Nutritional values Has less effect
Digestibility Has less effect
Has effect
Has less effect
Applies to chicken

Watch film: How does ultrasound processing work?

Worth knowing

Ultrasound for food production

What can it be used for, and how is it done?

Food safety and packaging

How can ultrasound improve shelf-life, and which packaging materials should be used?

Susatinability and marketing

How sustainable is the use of ultrasound, and what information is best for customers?


Title Year Language Topic Author
Gelation and network structure of acidified milk gel investigated at different length scales with and without addition of iota-carrageenan 2022 English High pressure processing, Ultrasound , Dairy Sone, Izumi; Hosoi, Moe; Geonzon, Lester C.; Jung, Hwabin; Descallar, Faith Bernadette; Bingjie, Hue; Matsukawaab, Shingo
Application of High-Power Ultrasound in the Food Industry 2019 English Ultrasound Leire Astráin-Redín, Salomé Ciudad-Hidalgo, Javier Raso, Santiago Condón, Guillermo Cebrián and Ignacio Álvarez
Microbial inactivation by non-thermal technologies for food preservation 2017 English Ultrasound , Food safety Guillermo Cebrián and Santiago Condón
Ultrasound in Food Processing: Recent Advances 2017 English Ultrasound Villamiel, M.; García-Pérez, J.V.; Montilla, A.; Carcel, J.A.; Benedito, J.
Comparative Resistance of Bacterial Foodborne Pathogens to Non-thermal Technologies for Food Preservation 2016 English Ultrasound , Food safety Cebrián, G., Mañas, P. and Condón, S.
Other non-thermal processing technics: Application of ultrasound 2014 English Ultrasound Paniwnyk L.
Ultrasound in the meat industry: General applications and decontamination efficiency 2014 English Ultrasound , Food safety Fulya Turantaş, Gülden Başyiğit Kılıç and Birol Kılıç
Decontamination efficiency of high power ultrasound in the fruit and vegetable industry, a review 2013 English Ultrasound , Food safety Seda Ersus, Fulya Turantaş
Ultrasound applications in food processing 2011 English Ultrasound Bermúdez-Aguirre D, Mobbs T, Barbosa-Cánovas GV.
Applications of ultrasound in food technology: Processing, preservation and extraction 2011 English Ultrasound Chemat F, Huma Z, Khan MK.

Contact persons

Dagbjørn Skipnes

Senior Scientist, Nofima
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Guillermo Cebrián

Assistant professor
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Ignacio Álvarez

Associate Professor
+34 876554172