Stochastic and deterministic model of microbial heat inactivation.

  title={Stochastic and deterministic model of microbial heat inactivation.},
  author={Maria G Corradini and Mark D Normand and Micha Peleg},
  journal={Journal of food science},
  volume={75 2},
Microbial inactivation is described by a model based on the changing survival probabilities of individual cells or spores. It is presented in a stochastic and discrete form for small groups, and as a continuous deterministic model for larger populations. If the underlying mortality probability function remains constant throughout the treatment, the model generates first-order ("log-linear") inactivation kinetics. Otherwise, it produces survival patterns that include Weibullian ("power-law… CONTINUE READING

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