Summary of Awards to Date

Understanding the mechanisms of physical decontamination of surfaces.

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Oct. 1, 2007 - Mar. 1, 2010

Award Number

CCFRA Project 103859

Funding Agency

CCFRA - Campden Chorleywood Food Research Association


Dean Burfoot, Ph.D.
CCFRA - Campden Chorleywood Food Research Association


The effectiveness of surface decontamination affects product quality and safety. The industry uses larges volumes of water to remove food soils that have been "loosened" by detergents. Reductions in the usage of water and chemicals could restrict environmental impact and operating costs. This PhD studentship will examine the mechanisms involved in soil removal and develop a model to examine the effects of using different cleaning systems and regimes.