The module addresses the importance, and the problems associated with, microbial contamination of both industrial
processes and final product. The primary aims are an in-depth understanding of: process and product compromise by microbial activity; the means of assessing microbial load, particularly in real-time; the use of antimicrobial agents and the associated problems – molecular through to environmental; the European and American legislation governing preservative/biocide use in industrial processes and commercial products.
Industrial quality control/assurance
Preservatives and disinfectants
Safety & environmental issues
Adaptation, resistance & selection.