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Type: Journal article
Title: Studies on the application of high-power ultrasonics for barrel and plank cleaning and disinfection
Author: Yap, A.
Jiranek, V.
Grbin, P.
Barnes, M.
Bates, D.
Citation: Australian and New Zealand Wine Industry Journal, 2007; 22(3):96-104
Publisher: Wine Publishers Pty Ltd
Issue Date: 2007
ISSN: 0819-2421
Abstract: The article discusses the effectiveness of high power ultrasound (HPU), its advantages over current technology and its benefits to the wine industry. It emphasizes that ultrasound can be applied to kill viable Brettanomyces/Dekkera bruxellensis yeast cells based on two laboratory studies. It mentions that HPU can be used in cleaning and decontamination of oak barrels and oak alternatives or planks and staves.
Keywords: Ultrasonic equipment; brettanomyces; microbial contamination; barrels; wine industry
RMID: 0020074966
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