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Preliminary researches regarding the microwaves influence on the milk microflora

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Author(s): Anca DUMUŢA-CODRE | Ovidiu ROTARU | Liviu GIURGIULESCU | Florin BOLTEA | Liliana CRIŞAN | Bianca NEGHELEA

Journal: Analele Universitatii din Oradea, Fascicula Biologie
ISSN 1224-5119

Volume: TOM XVII;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 103;
Date: 2010;
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Keywords: microflora | T.N.G. | microwaves | milk

ABSTRACT
The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of the microwaves action against the microflora existing normally in the raw milk. A number of 6 milk samples were exposed to the microwaves treatment for different periods of time (15 s, 30 s, 45 s, 60 s and 120 s) and analyzed using the Horizontal method for the enumeration of microorganisms – Colony count technique at 30°C in order to determine their T.N.G (total number of germs). The results showed a significant reduction of the colonies number as the microwave time exposure increased.
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