What is CEPT®?

A refined and perfected version of PEF technology – giving you as a food producer control, usability and above all a more efficient food processing line. Read all about how CEPT® puts you in the driver seat for greeting the market demands for better food.

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Introduction

PEF – pulsed electric field technology, is a well-known technique often used in the medical field. Since the discovery of the technology in the late 1960s it’s been in a lot of development has been made.

Food products, such as food oils, juices, dairy products, and more – are capable of transferring electricity because of the presence of ions, giving the product in question a certain degree of electrical conductivity. So, when an electrical field is applied, electrical current flows into the commodity and is transferred to each point in the liquid because of the charged molecules present.

PEF treatments are applied in the form of short pulses to avoid excessive heating or undesirable electrolytic reactions. The basic principle of the PEF technology is the application of short pulses of high electric fields with a duration of micro- to milliseconds. 

To explain the process in a very simplistic way:

 Every cell contains +/- ions
By adding electric power between two electrodes they pull the + and – ions apart. 
This leads to the cell to break or leaves it destroyed entirely depending on the power of the electricity.

PEF technology has been presented as advantageous in comparison to, for instance, heat treatments, because it kills microorganisms while better maintaining the original color, flavor, texture, and nutritional value of the unprocessed food.

The system platform that transforms the main power to a certain pulse shape. Sets max possible power output.

The increased quality is great for the consumers who can trust that they will have a product of great taste, high quality, and health beneficial as a part of the so appreciated Mediterranean diet. 

Today ArcAroma several oliveCEPT units deployed around the world. Olive oil producer’s wishing to increase yield, improve quality, and create a more efficient production have realized the many benefits of using CEPT. 

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Controlled pulsed electricity

Controlled short pulses of high electric fields with duration of milliseconds are sent through the cell of the commodity.

ELEctroporation

Breaking the cell-membranes enabling the release of its content through fine granular holes.

Cell

Non-thermal
High sensorial quality and nutrient content.
Lower thermal intensity means better sustainability

No Additives
Free from chemicals and/or additives

Enhance microbial inactivation
Extended shelf-life AND preserved quality. Increase product quality while ensuring safety

Increased mass transfer and thereby in higher extraction yields

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CEPT® vs. PEF

CEPT® takes PEF technology to the next level

Since the discovery of PEF the effects of the treatment have been proven and well-established by a unanimous science brigade. But making the treatment repeatable and giving the same consistent results has been challenging. Each commodity has its own set of characteristics that needs to be included in the calculation.  

Conductivity
Moisture
Texture

Factors that can be managed if you somehow could:

Control the power of the electric field
Control the length of the pulses
Control the direction of the pulses

You might have guessed it already –  CEPT technology is the answer. 20 years of research by ArcAromas founder Pär Henriksson and continuous development by the companies scientist has led to a technology that wipes out the disadvantages associated with PEF. In the next section, we’ll take a closer look at what we actually do.

Download the CEPT introduction as PDF

CEPT®

PEF

The Elements

CEPT® takes PEF technology to the next level

Since the discovery of PEF the effects of the treatment have been proven and well-established by a unanimous science brigade. But making the treatment repeatable and giving the same consistent results has been challenging. Each commodity has its own set of characteristics that needs to be included in the calculation.  

Conductivity
Moisture
Texture

Factors that can be managed if you somehow could:

Control the power of the electric field
Control the length of the pulses
Control the direction of the pulses

You might have guessed it already –  CEPT technology is the answer. 20 years of research by ArcAromas founder Pär Henriksson and continuous development by the companies scientist has led to a technology that wipes out the disadvantages associated with PEF. In the next section, we’ll take a closer look at what we actually do.

Download the CEPT introduction as PDF

CEPT® Generator

The system platform that transforms the main power to a certain pulse shape. Sets max possible power output.

The increased quality is great for the consumers who can trust that they will have a product of great taste, high quality, and health beneficial as a part of the so appreciated Mediterranean diet. 

Today ArcAroma several oliveCEPT units deployed around the world. Olive oil producer’s wishing to increase yield, improve quality, and create a more efficient production have realized the many benefits of using CEPT. 

Read more on some of the cases

Backpack & SW

Controls flow of substrate and contain the treatment chambers.

The increased quality is great for the consumers who can trust that they will have a product of great taste, high quality, and health beneficial as a part of the so appreciated Mediterranean diet. 

Today ArcAroma several oliveCEPT units deployed around the world. Olive oil producer’s wishing to increase yield, improve quality, and create a more efficient production have realized the many benefits of using CEPT. 

 

Chamber

Sends electrical pulses through liquid substrate

The increased quality is great for the consumers who can trust that they will have a product of great taste, high quality, and health beneficial as a part of the so appreciated Mediterranean diet. 

Today ArcAroma several oliveCEPT units deployed around the world. Olive oil producer’s wishing to increase yield, improve quality, and create a more efficient production have realized the many benefits of using CEPT.