Crystallization in Foods

Author: Richard W. Hartel
Publisher: Boom Koninklijke Uitgevers
ISBN: 0834216345
Release Date: 2001-03-31
Genre: Technology & Engineering

In the food industry, controlling crystallization is a key factor in quality as it relates to texture, with some foods requiring the promotion of crystallization and others its prevention. In the first publication to focus specifically on this process as it applies to food, Crystallization in Foods covers fundamental principles in ice, sugar, and lipid crystallization, and their applications. Drawing on examples throughout of the practical use and impact of crystallization on food structure, texture, and quality; and enhanced with numerous equations and illustrations, Crystallization in Foods is a valuable resource for food engineers and other scientists working with crystallization in foods, particularly in the dairy, confectionery, frozen foods, and baked goods industries. In addition, this book may be of interest to scientists and other professionals in the personal care and cosmetics industry, which shares some of the same quality and texture concerns as the food industry.

Food Engineering Integrated Approaches

Author: Gustavo F. Gutiérrez-Lopez
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 038775430X
Release Date: 2008-02-29
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This book presents a significant and up-to-date review of various integrated approaches to food engineering. Distinguished food engineers and food scientists from key institutions worldwide have contributed chapters that provide a deep analysis of their particular subjects. Emerging technologies and biotechnology are introduced, and the book discusses predictive microbiology, packing materials for foods, and biodegradable films. This book is mainly directed to academics, and to undergraduate and postgraduate students in food engineering and food science and technology, who will find a selection of topics.

Rheology of Fluid and Semisolid Foods Principles and Applications

Author: Anandha Rao
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387709304
Release Date: 2010-04-28
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The second edition of this fascinating work examines the concepts needed to characterize rheological behavior of fluid and semisolid foods. It also looks at how to use various ingredients to develop desirable flow properties in fluid foods as well as structure in gelled systems. It covers the crucially important application of rheology to sensory assessment and swallowing, as well as the way it can be applied to handling and processing foods. All the chapters have been updated to help readers better understand the importance rheological properties play in food science and utilize these properties to characterize food.

Food Engineering Volume III

Author: Gustavo V. Barbosa-Cánovas
Publisher: EOLSS Publications
ISBN: 9781905839469
Release Date: 2009-08-10
Genre:

Food Engineering is a component of Encyclopedia of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. Food Engineering became an academic discipline in the 1950s. Today it is a professional and scientific multidisciplinary field related to food manufacturing and the practical applications of food science. These volumes cover five main topics: Engineering Properties of Foods; Thermodynamics in Food Engineering; Food Rheology and Texture; Food Process Engineering; Food Plant Design, which are then expanded into multiple subtopics, each as a chapter. These four volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs

Ultra High Pressure Treatment of Foods

Author: Marc E.G. Hendrickx
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781461507239
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Technology & Engineering

During the past decade, consumer demand for convenient, fresh-like, safe, high-quality food products has grown. The food industry has responded by applying a number of new technologies including high hydrostatic pressure for food processing and preservation. In addition, food scientists have demonstrated the feasibility of industrial-scale high pressure processing. This technology is of specific interest to the food industry because it provides an attractive alternative to conventional methods of thermal processing, which often produce undesirable changes in foods and hamper the balance between high quality (color, flavor, and functionality) and safety. In addition, it offers opportunities for creating new ingredients and products because of the specific actions of high pressure on bio logical materials and food constituents. It allows food scientists to redesign exist ing processes and to create entirely new ones using high pressure technology alone or in combination with conventional processes (e. g. , pressure-temperature combinations ). Researchers have investigated high pressure processing for the past century. Scientists such as Hite and Bridgman did pioneering work at the turn of the 20th century. Then during the 1980s and 1990s, there was a large effort to investigate the effects of high pressure on biological materials, particularly foods. The initial research activities in the late 1980s and early 1990s focused on exploratory activ ities in the food area.

Electronic Irradiation of Foods

Author: R. B. Miller
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387283869
Release Date: 2006-12-26
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Food irradiation, the use of ionizing radiation to destroy harmful biological organism in food, is a safe, proven process that has many useful applications. It has been endorsed by numerous health organizations and has now been approved for many applications by governments around the world. Electronic Irradiation of Foods describes all the key aspects of electron accelerator technology in detail. It emphasizes the physical science and technology aspects of food irradiation using machine sources of ionizing radiation. The book provides significant technical depth for interested workers and present descriptive, introductory material that should help demystify technology for businessmen to make informed choices regarding important investments decisions. Introductory chapters summarize the effects of ionizing radiation on biological organisms and the organic compounds comprising foods, and give an overview of the food irradiation process. Subsequent chapters cover the details of the electron beam and x-ray energy deposition, electron accelerator technologies, beam scanning systems, material handling systems, shielding design, and process control considerations. Important appendices cover radiation dosimetry, induced radioactivity, and ozone generation.

Microstructural Principles of Food Processing and Engineering

Author: José Miguel Aguilera
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0834212560
Release Date: 1999-09-30
Genre: Technology & Engineering

An Aspen Food Engineering Series Book. This new edition provides a comprehensive reference on food microstructure, emphasizing its interdisciplinary nature, rooted in the scientific principles of food materials science and physical chemistry. The book details the techniques available to study food microstructure, examines the microstructure of basic food components and its relation to quality, and explores how microstructure is affected by specific unit operations in food process engineering. Descriptions of a number of food-related applications provide a better understanding of the complexities of the microstructural approach to food processing. Color plates.

Introduction to Food Engineering

Author: R. Paul Singh
Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing
ISBN: 9780080574493
Release Date: 2001-06-29
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Food engineering is a required class in food science programs, as outlined by the Institute for Food Technologists (IFT). The concepts and applications are also required for professionals in food processing and manufacturing to attain the highest standards of food safety and quality. The third edition of this successful textbook succinctly presents the engineering concepts and unit operations used in food processing, in a unique blend of principles with applications. The authors use their many years of teaching to present food engineering concepts in a logical progression that covers the standard course curriculum. Each chapter describes the application of a particular principle followed by the quantitative relationships that define the related processes, solved examples, and problems to test understanding. The subjects the authors have selected to illustrate engineering principles demonstrate the relationship of engineering to the chemistry, microbiology, nutrition and processing of foods. Topics incorporate both traditional and contemporary food processing operations.

Ultrasound Technologies for Food and Bioprocessing

Author: Hao Feng
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1441974725
Release Date: 2010-11-17
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Traditional food and bioprocessing technologies are facing challenges due to high expectation from the consumers and producers for better quality and safety, higher process efficiency, and products with novel properties or functionalities. For this reason, in the last few years new forms of physical energies have been explored to propose alternatives to traditional processing technologies. Acoustic energy has the potential to replace or partially substitute conventional processes, and at the same time offer unique opportunities in the characterization of foods and biomaterials. This book is a resource for experts and newcomers in the field of power ultrasound, gives insights into the physical principles of this technology, details the latest advancements, and links them to current and potential applications in the food and bioprocessing related industries.

Handbook of Food Engineering Second Edition

Author: Dennis R. Heldman
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420014372
Release Date: 2006-11-06
Genre: Technology & Engineering

As the demand for safe, nutritious, convenient foods continues to rise, and the capabilities of molecular biology and nutritional biochemistry continue to expand, the need for up-to-date engineering information becomes ever more critical. The application of innovative engineering concepts enables scientific breakthroughs to be utilized in the manufacture of the highest quality food products at the lowest possible cost. Handbook of Food Engineering, Second Edition assembles the most recent information available for the efficient design and development of processes used in the manufacturing of food products, along with traditional background and fundamental information. In keeping with the comprehensive and informative style of the original, this second edition focuses on the thermophysical properties of food and the rate constants of change in food components during processing. It highlights the use of these properties and constants in process design. Beginning with a review of the properties of food and food ingredients and the traditional unit operations associated with food manufacture, the book moves on to discuss specific points associated with freezing, concentration, dehydration, thermal processing, and extrusion. Key chapters cover basic concepts of the transport and storage of liquids and solids, as well as important topics in packaging, cleaning, and sanitation. New information on membrane processes addresses not only liquid concentration, but also other applications for membranes in food processing. The chapters on mass transfer in foods and food packaging have been extensively revised. Delineating the concepts of engineering as they are applied to the latest advancements in food manufacture, Handbook of Food Engineering, Second Edition contributes to the evolution of food engineering as an interface between engineering and other food sciences.

Food Physics

Author: Ludger Figura
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540341949
Release Date: 2007-08-24
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This is the first textbook in this field of increasing importance for the food and cosmetics industries. It is indispensable for future students of food technology and food chemistry as well as for engineers, technologists and technicians in the food industries. It describes the principles of food physics starting with the very basics – and focuses on the needs of practitioners without omitting important basic principles. It will be indispensable for future students of food technology and food chemistry as well as for engineers, technologists and technicians in the food industries. Food Physics deals with the physical properties of food, food ingredients and their measurement.

Food Process Engineering and Technology

Author: Zeki Berk
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780124159860
Release Date: 2013-06-08
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The past 30 years have seen the establishment of food engineering both as an academic discipline and as a profession. Combining scientific depth with practical usefulness, this book serves as a tool for graduate students as well as practicing food engineers, technologists and researchers looking for the latest information on transformation and preservation processes as well as process control and plant hygiene topics. Strong emphasis on the relationship between engineering and product quality/safety Links theory and practice Considers topics in light of factors such as cost and environmental issues

Food Engineering Handbook

Author: Theodoros Varzakas
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781482261707
Release Date: 2014-12-02
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Food Engineering Handbook: Food Engineering Fundamentals provides a stimulating and up-to-date review of food engineering phenomena. Combining theory with a practical, hands-on approach, this book covers the key aspects of food engineering, from mass and heat transfer to steam and boilers, heat exchangers, diffusion, and absorption. A complement to Food Engineering Handbook: Food Process Engineering, this text: Explains the interactions between different food constituents that might lead to changes in food properties Describes the characterization of the heating behavior of foods, their heat transfer, heat exchangers, and the equipment used in each food engineering method Discusses rheology, fluid flow, evaporation, and distillation and includes illustrative case studies of food behaviors Presenting cutting-edge information, Food Engineering Handbook: Food Engineering Fundamentals is an essential reference on the fundamental concepts associated with food engineering today.

Case Studies in Food Engineering

Author: J. Peter Clark
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1441904204
Release Date: 2009-08-12
Genre: Technology & Engineering

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.