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  • Lightning sparks scientists’ design of ultraviolet-C device for food sanitization

    Fresh produce being sanitized in the device

    The Tribo-sanitizer is a self-powered device that uses a UVC lamp to inactivate bacteria that cause foodborne illness on fresh produce, food packaging and surfaces.

    Photo by Fred Zwicky


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  • Editor’s notes:   To reach Yi-Cheng Wang, call 217-300-9171; email 

     The paper “Tribo-sanitizer: A portable and self-powered UV device for enhancing food safety” is available online or from the News Bureau

    DOI: 10.1016/j.nanoen.2023.108675