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  • Pometto, A. L., and A. Demirci. 1997-2000. Enhanced lactic acid fermentation/recovery with emulsion liquid membrane and with immobilized carrier hollow-fiber contactor. National Corn Growers Association and Iowa Corn Promotion Board.
  • Demirci, A., L. R. Beuchat, K. H. McWatters, and W.F. Fett. 2000-2002. Decontamination of alfalfa seeds and sprouts by ozonation. USDA - National Alliance for Food Safety.
  • Cutter, C. N., and A. Demirci. 2000-2001. Comparison of electrolyzed oxidizing water with various antimicrobial interventions to reduce Salmonella on poultry. 2000 Pennsylvania Poultry Broiler/Egg Check-Off Program.
  • Demirci, A., R. Rao, and R. E. Graves. 2001-2003. Fate of pathogenic microorganisms in farm composting systems. Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.
  • Cutter, C. N., and A. Demirci. 2001-2002. Optimization of electrolyzed oxidizing water and comparison with other antimicrobial compounds to reduce pathogens on fresh or further processed port products. National Pork Producer Council.
  • Demirci, A., V. M. Puri, C.N. Cutter. 2001-2001. Low dose irradiation of meats packaged with polylactic acid plastic for inactivation of Salmonella Typhimurium and E. coli O157:H7. Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences.
  • Irudayaraj, J., and A. Demirci. 2001-2001. Detecting Salmonella using biosensors. Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences.
  • Cutter, C. N., and A. Demirci. 2001-2001. Optimization of electrolyzed oxidizing water and comparison with other antimicrobial compounds to reduce Listeria monocytogenes on ready-to eat-meat products. Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences.
  • Demirci, A., R. E. Graves, S. B. Spencer. 2001-2003. Novel method for on-farm CIP cleaning of milking systems. USDA – Special Research Grants- Milk Safety.
  • Puri, V. M., A. Demirci, S. Knabel, J. Irudayaraj. 2001-2003. A dynamic computational model for Listeria monocytogenes growth in cheese. USDA – Special Grant-Milk Safety.
  • Floros, J. D., R. F. Roberts, S. Doores, J. L. Brown, V. M. Puri, A. Demirci, J. Irudayaraj, J. James, E. Jaenicke, B. Jayarao, L. Sordillo. 2002-2004. Regulation, Risk and Return: A Food Systems Approach to Dairy Product Safety. USDA – Special Grant-Milk Safety.
  • Demirci, A., and J. Irudayaraj. Pulse light sterilization system. 2001. NASA Food Technology Commercial Space Center - Equipment Grant.
  • Demirci, A. 2001. Inactivation of Saccharomyces cerevisiae by ozone and electrolyzed oxidizing water. Diamond V.
  • Beelman, R. B., L. LaBorde, A. Demirci, and D. M. Beyer. 2002-2004. Development of cultural and postharvest practices to reduce bacterial populations on fresh mushroom. Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.
  • Demirci, A. S. J. Knabel, P. H. Patterson, V. M. Puri. 2003. Electrolyzed oxidizing water as a novel method for egg washing. Penn State Center for Food Manufacturing.
  • Etherton, T. D., D. Buckmaster, A. Demirci. A. J. Heinrichs, G.W. Roth, G. Varga. 2003-2005. The improved dairy management practices. USDA – Special Research Grants.
  • LaBorde, L. F., A. Demirci, H. Gourama, and D. A. Rosenberger. 2003-2006. Multiple strategies for control of patulin in apples and apple products - An Integrated Regional Research and Extension Project. USDA National Integrated Food Safety Initiative.
  • Knabel, S.J., R.C. Anantheswaran, S. Doores, J. Irudayaraj, F. Roberts, A. Demirci, V.M. Puri, H. Gourama, J. Coupland, K. Hoover, R. Owusu-Apenten, C.N. Cutter, J.L. Brown. 2004-2006. Developing new technologies and programs to enhance the safety and security of dairy products. USDA – Special Research Grants.
  • Wolfgang, D.R., C. Williams, R.E. Graves, A. Demirci, B.M. Jayarao, D. Key, K. Kephart . 2005-2007. Pathogen reduction in whole carcass composting. Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.
  • Demirci, A. 2005-2006. Decontamination of blueberry by ozone and pulsed UV light. U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council.
  • Demirci, A. and V.M. Puri. 2007-2008. Decontamination of poultry by pulsed UV-light treatment. PA Poultry Check-off Program.
  • Demirci, A. 2007-2008. Evaluation of pre-treated feedstock for the production of ethanol by fermentation. SWAN Biomass Company.
  • Demirci, A. and J. Catchmark. 2008-2009. Enhanced cellulose production by Acetobacter xylinum in biofilm reactors. Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences.
  • Demirci, A., E. Hovingh, R. Roberts, R. Graves, D. Wolfgang, C. DebRoy, R. Radhakrishna, B. Jayarao. 2010-2012. Milking safety improvements for milking equipment and raw milk production. USDA – Special Research Grants.