Global patent index - EP 1047303 A2

EP 1047303 A2 2000-11-02 - ULTRA-SHORT HEAT TREATMENT METHOD FOR A LIQUID

Title (en)

ULTRA-SHORT HEAT TREATMENT METHOD FOR A LIQUID

Title (de)

ULTRAHOCHTEMPERATUR BEHANDLUNG FÜR FLÜSSIGKEITEN

Title (fr)

PROCEDE POUR SOUMETTRE UN LIQUIDE A UN TRAITEMENT THERMIQUE MOMENTANE ULTRACOURT

Publication

EP 1047303 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 97947727 A

Priority

DK 9700589 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9807328A2] In a method of providing a brief heat treatment to a liquid by mixing steam therein followed by flash cooling at reduced pressure, very short and easily adjustable holding time at elevated temperature is obtained by adjustable increase of the amount of steam injected into the liquid to amounts exceeding those which condense by contacting the liquid. The method is efficient for heat treatment, such as sterilization, of heat sensitive materials including food products of high viscosity.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

A23C 3/037

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A23B 5/00 (2006.01); A23C 3/037 (2006.01); A23L 3/22 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A23C 3/037 (2013.01); A23L 3/22 (2013.01); Y02P 60/85 (2015.11)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9807328A3

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB IE IT LI NL SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9807328 A2 19980226; WO 9807328 A3 19981015; AR 017226 A1 20010822; AU 5398398 A 19980306; AU 746891 B2 20020502; EP 1047303 A2 20001102; JP 2002530123 A 20020917

INPADOC legal status

2004-01-14 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Ref Legal Event Code: 18D

- Effective date: 20030701

2001-02-07 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17Q

- Effective date: 20001220

2000-11-08 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17P

- Effective date: 20000707

2000-11-02 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

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- Designated State(s): AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB IE IT LI NL SE