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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
Presenting a novel view of the quantitative modeling of microbial growth and
inactivation patterns in food, water, and biosystems, Advanced Quantitative
Microbiology for Foods and Biosystems: Models for Predicting Growth and
Inactivation describes new models for estimating microbial growth and survival.
The author covers traditional and alternative models, thermal and non-thermal
preservation, water disinfection, microbial dose response curves,
interpretation of irregular count records, and how to estimate the frequencies
of future outbursts. He focuses primarily on the mathematical forms of the
proposed alternative models and on the rationale for their introduction as
substitutes to those currently in use.
The book provides examples of how some of the methods can be implemented to
follow or predict microbial growth and inactivation patterns, in real time,
with free programs posted on the web, written in MS Excel Ò , and examples of
how microbial survival parameters can be derived directly from non-isothermal
inactivation data and then used to predict the efficacy of other non-isothermal
heat treatments. Featuring numerous illustrations, equations, tables, and
figures, the book elucidates a new approach that resolves several outstanding
issues in microbial modeling and eliminates inconsistencies often found in