ADAPTABILITY OF IONIZING RADIATION TECHNOLOGY - X-RAY AND EBEAM FOR FOOD PACKAGING STERILIZATION
Electron accelerators use high energy of electrons and X-Rays as a method for treatment of materials and products sterilization. Electron accelerator generates and accelerates electrons that pass through materials and products affecting microorganisms and chemical compounds. Electron beam treatment of materials and products is considered to be environmentally friendly since it uses only electricity.
The dose is based on the time period the product is located in the ionizing radiation chamber: The longer its stays, the higher the dose. For dose uniformity the product needs to be turned. In case of treatment in pallets, the pallet rotates around its axis in front of the electron beam outlet window.