New Microwave Could Replace Canning

05/24/2010 05:12 am 05:12:01 | Updated May 25, 2011

Juming Tang, a WSU professor of biological systems engineering, has invented a new method to preserve food that could make canning obsolete.

"We use a longwave microwave to heat the product to a high temperature to kill bacterial spores," he said. "The system we've designed is very unique in that the process time is much shorter."

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