Plasma is an ionised gas with unique properties that can increase shelf life and food safety. In this project we will investigate the application of plasma ice (derived from plasma treated water) to fresh fish, for preservation and shipping. This is important for African countries, for local market access and increased export opportunities. Microbial and physico-chemcial and sensory properties of the fish will be measured. Further, plasma ice will be generated from water of different standards, to assess the quality of ice produced from local lakes and rivers. Plasma ice offers the potential to improve food security and increase economic returns for Africa

Time frames: 2020 – Current

Funder: AAUN

For further details: Contact Peter Johnston