Concern Radioelectronic Technologies of Rostec State Corporation began a research and development of a microwave installation of a new generation for high-quality pasteurization and disinfection of food and agricultural crops for storage and processing in the Arctic region.
Today, the state is tasked with the effective use and development of the potential of the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation. The implementation of projects in the energy, transport and other spheres in the Arctic will inevitably require the reliable functioning of life support systems, including the creation of food reserves for the population. Currently, imported food products dominate the territories of the Arctic zone. The most acute question is about fresh, biologically high-grade dairy products. Traditional pasteurization of milk even under the most severe conditions does not produce complete disinfection of the product and does not allow to obtain guaranteed quality and purity.
In order to supply biologically safe products from the southern to the northern regions, it is necessary to use effective methods of processing agricultural products. One of the promising innovations is the use of microwave energy as one of the most relevant areas in agriculture.
Microwave processing technology has a number of positive qualities. Among its main advantages – a significant saving of time and energy. It allows to save all nutrients, vitamins and minerals in raw materials. Microwave technology can be successfully used for processing milk, bakery products, dry wines, beer, ham, soft drinks and pre-cooked products.