TechConnect Innovation Program

Microwave vacuum drying technology including potential new technology -microwave freeze drying

ENFINE CO., LTD., California, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

Combining microwave heating uniformity and vacuum control technology can be used for food, pharmaceutical, chemical and agricultural products with many excellent advantages regarding rehydration potential, nutritional value, color and textural properties, energy and time saving etc. as compared to traditional drying method.

Primary Application Area: Foods & Agriculture

Technology Development Status: Commercial Product

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 7

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: *Completion of fine products derived from uniformity of microwave energy distribution and plasma prevention in final drying
*Affordable price of drying machine through components manufacturing
*Very low drying cost as compared to freeze drying (saving amount is about 80%)

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Corporation

Showcase Booth #: 904

Website: www.enfine.co.kr

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date:

Primary Sources of Funding: Personal Savings, Other

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners