thermal death time


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thermal death time

The time required to kill a bacterium at a certain temperature.
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So it appears that although Geobacillus stearothermophilus provided a valid indicator of thermal death time for rendering processing, it may not be the best surrogate for use in the rendering industry for environmental studies.
Thermal response of the isolated bacteria suggested that Thiobacillus thermosulfatus grow chemolithotrophically at 80[degrees]C for 45min and thus, thermal death time of Thiobacillus thermosulfatus was found to be 1hr at 80[degrees]C.
The mean kernel temperatures are shown with standard deviation bars in figure 2 to the right side of the thermal death time (TDT) curve.