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Pasteurization and Sterilization Virtual Lab

Pasteurization and Sterilization

Time to complete course: 35 min.

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Help an organic farmer to increase the shelf life of his peach juice. Will you be able to eliminate spoilage of the peach juice?

About the Pasteurization and Sterilization Virtual Simulation Lab

In the Pasteurization and Sterilization lab, you will help Adam, an organic farmer, to increase the shelf life of his peach juice. Together with Marie, a food scientist, you will learn the basics of food spoilage and shelf life by performing a series of spoilage detection experiments. Later, you will explore two types of heat treatment, pasteurization and sterilization, to eliminate the food spoilage in the peach juice. Finally, you will employ your knowledge to determine which type of packaging and heat treatment is suitable for Adam’s peach juice. Will you be able to eliminate spoilage in Adam’s peach juice?

Techniques In Lab

  • Using a pH meter
  • Aerobic plate count
  • High-Temperature-Time-Treatment (HTST) pasteurization
  • Canning

Learning Objectives

At the end of this simulation, you will be able to…

  • Understand the concept of food spoilage and shelf life
  • Understand the principle of pasteurization and sterilization
  • Analyze the parameters of High-Temperature-Time-Treatment (HTST) pasteurization
  • Perform canning as a method of sterilization
  • Understand how plastic and metal can be used as materials for packaging

Screenshots of Pasteurization and Sterilization Virtual Simulation Lab

Collaborators

Sara R. Milillo Ph.D.

Sara R. Milillo Ph.D.

Director of Math and Science

Bay Path University

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