Research – Mouldy food could be a thing of the past thanks to Murdoch University research

MouldABC News

Kirsty Bayliss from Murdoch University is using plasma and electrical currents to stop mould from taking hold on fresh food, bread, meats, grains, and even dairy products such as milk and cheese.

The technology — which is already widely used in medicine and dentistry — works by producing plasma generated by an electrical charge, conducted through two electrodes using the air around us.

This then produces a plasma flame which is applied to food.

“That plasma coats the surface of the food, and what you do when you treat that surface is kill the mould spores on the surface so they can’t infect the fruit,” Dr Bayliss said.

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