Inactivation of Alternaria brassicicola spores by supercritical carbon dioxide with ethanol entrainer

Hyong Seok Park, Hee Jung Choi, Kyoung Heon Kim

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Supercritical carbon dioxide (SC-CO 2) was used to inactivate fungal spores of Alternaria brassicicola. The inactivation conditions were optimized using response surface methodology (RSM). When the SC-CO 2-entrainer (ethanol) system was applied to fungal spores, the treatment time required for the complete inactivation of fungal spores was substantially reduced.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)185-187
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Microbiological Methods
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jan 1



  • Entrainer
  • Fungal spore
  • Inactivation
  • Supercritical carbon dioxide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Microbiology (medical)

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