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1st Edition

Advanced Drying Technologies for Foods

ISBN 9781138584907
Published June 28, 2019 by CRC Press
258 Pages 41 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The goal of all drying research and development is to develop cost-effective innovative processes that yield high-quality dried products with less energy consumption and reduced environmental impact. With the literature on drying widely scattered, Advanced Drying Technologies for Foods compiles under one cover concise, authoritative, up-to-date assessments of modern drying technologies applied to foods. This book assembles a number of internationally recognized experts to provide critical reviews of advanced drying technologies, their merits and limitations, application areas and research opportunities for further development.


  • Provides critical reviews of advanced drying technologies
  • Discusses the merits and limitations of a variety of food drying technologies
  • Explains drying kinetics, energy consumption and quality of food products
  • Reviews the principles and recent applications of superheated steam drying

The first four chapters deal with recent developments in field-assisted drying technologies. These include drying techniques with the utilization of electromagnetic fields to deliver energy required for drying, for example, microwave drying, radio frequency drying, electrohydrodynamic drying, and infrared radiation drying. The remainder of this book covers a wide assortment of recently developed technologies, which include pulse drying, swell drying, impinging stream drying, and selected advances in spray drying. The final chapter includes some innovative technologies which are gaining ground and are covered in depth in a number of review articles and handbooks, and hence covered briefly in the interest completeness.

This book is a valuable reference work for researchers in academia as well as industry and will encourage further research and development and innovations in food drying technologies.

Table of Contents




Chapter 1 Electrohydrodynamic Drying

Alex Martynenko and Tadeusz Kudra

Chapter 2 Drying and Instant Controlled Pressure Drop Swell Drying: Towards High-Quality Dried Foods and Starch-Free Snacks

Allaf Karim, Besombes Colette, Amami Ezzeddine, Allaf Tamara, Arun S. Mujumdar, and Mounir Sabah

Chapter 3 Advances in Impinging Stream Processing of Agricultural and Biological Products

Somkiat Prachayawarakorn, Sakamon Devahastin, and Somchart Soponronnarit

Chapter 4 Pulse Combustion Drying

Zhonghua Wu

Chapter 5 Advances in Production of Food Powders by Spray Drying

Meng Wai Woo

Chapter 6 Advances in Microwave Drying

Kai Fan and Min Zhang

Chapter 7 Infrared Radiation-Assisted Drying of Agricultural Products

Li-Zhen Deng and Hong-Wei Xiao

Chapter 8 Radio Frequency Drying of Agricultural Products and Foods

Ya-Wen Lin, Yan-Hong Liu, Yong-Kang Xie, and Hong-Wei Xiao

Chapter 9 Miscellaneous Drying Technologies

Sachin V. Jangam and Arun S. Mujumdar

Chapter 10 Advances in Intermittent Batch Drying of Foods

Duc Nghia Pham, Md. Imran Hossen Khan, Zachary Welsh, and Azharul Karim


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Arun S. Mujumdar is adjunct professor at McGill University, Montreal, and Western University, London, Canada. He earned his B.Chem.Eng with distinction from the Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, India, and his M.Eng and Ph.D from McGill University. He is the founder/program chairman of the International Drying Symposium series. His work has been featured in over 500 refereed publications. He has authored two books, edited over 60 books, and currently serves as the editor-in-chief of Drying Technology—An International Journal. He is the recipient of numerous international awards including Doctor Honoris Causa from Lodz Technical University, Poland and the University of Lyon, France. In 2014 he received the prestigious National Award for International Cooperation in Science and Technology from the Government of China.

Dr. Hong-Wei Xiao is an associate professor and Ph.D advisor at College of Engineering in China Agricultural University (CAU). He obtained his Bachelor and Doctoral degree of Agricultural Engineering from CAU in 2005 and 2010, respectively. Dr. Xiao’s research focuses on developing innovative drying, blanching and osmotic dehydration technologies and equipments for agricultural products and food. Dr. Xiao has published more than 70 papers in the journals such as Drying Technology, Food Chemistry, Journal of Food Engineering, Food and Bioproducts Processing, LWT-Food Science and Technology, 6 book chapters in 5international books; obtained 27 China patents. His works have been cited more than 1400 times with 24 as his h-index according to Google scholar citations statistics.