Case Studies in Food Engineering

Author: J. Peter Clark
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781441904201
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This volume presents case studies in food engineering. It is organized in three broad sections. The first concerns processes that are primarily physical, such as mixing, and the second processes that also involve biochemical changes, such as thermal sterilization. While the third section addresses some broader issues, such as how to tour a plant, how to choose among building a new plant, expanding or renovating; and how to develop processes.

Fruit Preservation

Author: Amauri Rosenthal
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1493933116
Format: PDF
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This book is a review and discussion of perspectives and trends on the present and potential use of emerging technologies as applied to fruit preservation. It will present the general basics of emerging technologies and their advantages in comparison to conventional technologies, with emphasis on food quality, safety, environmental and economical issues and benefits. Several examples will be provided regarding preservation, sensory and nutritional characteristics of the processed food products, as well as consumer perception in different countries.

Practical Design Construction and Operation of Food Facilities

Author: J. Peter Clark
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080557779
Format: PDF
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Around the world concerns about cost, efficiency, and safety - employee, product, process and consumer -- have led to changes in the way food plants are planned, constructed and evaluated. From initiation of major capital requests to legal design requirements to project management and plant operations, food engineers and scientists must understand the myriad of requirements and responsibilities of successful food facilities. J. Peter Clark provides that guidance in this complete volume. Included are: A summary of lessons on understanding how management evaluates potential investments and how they can contribute to ultimate shareholder value, and checklists to help accurately estimate capital and operating costs Important, and in some cases unique, features of a food plant including focus on food safety. Addresses not only consumer products, but ingredients for consumer products and the concerns of distribution and flexibility that must be considered. Also considered are the support facilities that are equally essential to the safe production of food An effective approach to understanding production lines and optimizing operations during expansion by briefly introducing Goldratt's Theory of Constraints. The book explores the challenges of construction while maintaining safe and sanitary operations An approach and methodology that can be extended beyond the case studies presented in order to effectively plan development processes and make correct equipment selections Project management and plant operations guidance to assist engineers who find themselves in the role of managing a design or construction process project, or of supervising a portion of a plant. Includes suggestions for effectively troubleshooting an unsatisfactory operation Provides real-world insights including guides for proper project estimation, understanding the role and importance of support facilities, maintaining standards while under construction and other vital considerations Includes checklists and proven approaches to guide the reader through the wide range of necessary planning and implementation steps Considers factors for both new plant construction and expansion of existing plants

Case Studies in Food Product Development

Author: M Earle
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1845694139
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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New product development is vital for the future of the food industry. Many books have been written on NPD theory over the last 40 years, but much can still be learnt by studying actual experiences of NPD. Case studies in food product development describes specific NPD projects in a variety of industries internationally and also records overall comments, written by the very people who have completed the projects. Part one outlines new product development in the food industry and part two views product development strategy and management in different companies and organisations. Parts three, four and five are twelve case studies on respectively the product development process, technological development, consumer and market research. Part six considers product development in practice and the final chapter demonstrates how product developers are being educated. The case studiers are written by experienced product developers talking openly about experiences with their own products. It is hoped that those faced with similar challenges will gain from these real life experiences. Mary and Dick are also co-authors with Allan Anderson of Food product development, which has achieved international success. Case studies in food product development is a complement and a practical companion to this book. Describes new product development in a variety of international industries Outlines new product development in the food industry and views product management and strategy in different organisations Includes case studies focusing on the product development process, technological development, and consumer and market research

Handbook of Food Processing

Author: Theodoros Varzakas
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781498721752
Format: PDF
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This book presents the information necessary to design food processing operations and describes the equipment needed to carry them out in detail. It covers every step in the sequence of converting raw material to the final product. It also discusses the most common food engineering unit operations and food preservation processes. such as blanching, pasteurization, chilling, freezing to aseptic packaging, non thermal food processing and the use of biosensors. The inclusion of case studies and problem calculations in each chapter differentiates this book from other books on food processing and engineering.

Food Engineering Interfaces

Author: J.M. Aguilera
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781441974754
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The International Conference on Food Engineering is held every four years and draws global participation. ICEF 10 will be held in April 2008 in Chile with the theme of food engineering at interfaces. This will not be a typical proceedings with uneven contributions. Papers will be solicited from each plenary speaker plus two or three invited speakers from each topic and the goal is to publish a book that conveys the interdisciplinary spirit of the meeting as well as covers the topics in depth, creating a strong reference work. The idea is to explore how food engineers have to be prepared in years ahead not only to perform in their normal activities but also to engage in new challenges and opportunities that will make the profession more attractive, responsive, and able to create a larger impact. These challenges and opportunities are within the profession and at interfaces with other areas. A major role of engineers is to incorporate new knowledge into the profession and respond to practical needs. The goal is to explore how food engineers are integrating developments in the basic sciences of physics and chemistry, nutrition, informatics, material sciences, genomics (and other -omics), quality and safety, consumer behavior and gastronomy. Interfaces with the environment, the business sector, regulations and export markets are also important to consider.

Food Ethics Education

Author: Rui Costa
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319647385
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The book is divided in 3 sections, each containing several chapters: Section 1 includes chapters that identify and discuss several ethical issues along the food chain, with particular detail of issues in the food industry and in consumer behavior; Section 2 includes chapters that present the basis of a code of conduct in the food profession as well as the description of existing codes of conduct of food industry and food scientist professionals, including ethics of publishing, and also ethics in risk communication; Section 3 includes chapters based on case studies with examples of teaching approaches currently used in teaching food ethics, easy to implement and already tested and confirmed as successful examples that engage students in this topic. Although professional ethics in food supply chain is claimed as an essential topic to be addressed in any degree program, few higher education institutions that currently include a module on ethics in their study programs. In g eneral, it is argued that ethics is a topic addressed along the curriculum and embedded in the contents of the modules. However, ethics, for its importance, needs a different teaching and educational approach, and this book achieves that..

Fermentation Processes Engineering in the Food Industry

Author: Carlos Ricardo Soccol
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439887683
Format: PDF, Docs
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With the advent of modern tools of molecular biology and genetic engineering and new skills in metabolic engineering and synthetic biology, fermentation technology for industrial applications has developed enormously in recent years. Reflecting these advances, Fermentation Processes Engineering in the Food Industry explores the state of the art of the engineering technology aspects of fermentation processes in diverse food sectors. The book describes the benefits of fermented foods in human health in both dairy and non-dairy products and beverages. It examines applications of microalgae in the food industry and explains the application of metabolic engineering in the production of fermented food ingredients. Exploring a host of important topics in engineering fermentation processes, the book covers topics such as: Methods and techniques for the isolation, improvement, and preservation of the microbial cultures used in the food fermentation industry The fundamentals of fermentation processes, modes of fermentation, and the principles of upstream operation Physical and chemicals factors that affect fermentation processes Different types of fermenters employed in submerged and solid-state fermentation Unitary operations for solid-liquid separation, concentration, and drying of fermented foods Instrumentation and control of industrial fermentation processes The final chapter discusses the potential application of a biorefinery concept to add value to food industry wastes and presents a case study describing an integrated project in which the concept was applied. An essential reference for all food sector professionals, this volume surveys critical trends in the food, beverage, and additive industry and explores the sustainability of these processes.

Extraction Optimization in Food Engineering

Author: Constantina Tzia
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0824756185
Format: PDF, ePub
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The only comprehensive source on extraction process optimization, this book details the installation, construction, development, modeling, control, and economics of conventional and specialized extraction systems in the food processing industry. It supplies case studies for illustration of specific extraction systems in commercial food production. The book analyzes the properties and characteristics of liquid and aqueous extracting solvents and their impact on extraction operations, the supercritical fluid extraction technique, physicochemical and cost data for extraction process design, and the technical and safety aspects of plant design.

Automation for Food Engineering

Author: Yanbo Huang
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420039024
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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In the past ten years electronics and computer technologies have significantly pushed forward the progress of automation in the food industry. The application of these technologies to automation for food engineering will produce more nutritious, better quality, and safer items for consumers. Automation for Food Engineering: Food Quality Quantization and Process Control explores the usage of advanced methods, such as wavelet analysis and artificial neural networks, to automated food quality evaluation and process control. It introduces novel system prototypes, such as machine vision, elastography, and the electronic nose, for food quality measurement, analysis, and prediction. The book discusses advanced techniques, such as medical imaging, mathematical analysis, and statistical modeling, which have proven successful in food engineering. The authors use the characteristics of food processes to describe concepts, and they employ data from food engineering applications to explain the methods. To aid in the comprehension of technical information, they provide real-world examples and case studies from food engineering projects. The material covers the frameworks, techniques, designs, algorithms, tests and implementation of data acquisition, analysis, modeling, prediction, and control in automation for food engineering. It demonstrates the techniques for automation of food engineering, and helps you in the development of techniques for your own applications. Automation for Food Engineering: Food Quality Quantization and Process Control is the first and only book that gives a systematical study and summary about concepts, principles, methods, and practices in food quality quantization and process control.