The overall objectives of Cluster Technology are:

Development of a prototype for shock wave application

At present, no industrial, continuously operable shock wave equipment for disintegration of biological materials is available. A continuous operability will be a key requirement for a successful implementation of the technique into industrial practice. RTD will be required to develop a suitable meat handling system as well as to improve treatment homogeneity by increasing the effective working area with high shock wave intensity. Within the proposed project suitable processing equipment (prototype) for an industrial application of a continuous treatment of packed meat by shock wave technology should be developed. A report will evaluate the spatial distribution of continuous shock waves.

Main partners of this technology objective are: PFV and DIL.