1st Edition

Computational Fluid Dynamics in Food Processing

Edited By Da-Wen Sun Copyright 2007
    760 Pages 17 Color & 413 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The implementation of early-stage simulation tools, specifically computational fluid dynamics (CFD), is an international and interdisciplinary trend that allows engineers to computer-test concepts all the way through the development of a process or system. With the enhancement of computing power and efficiency, and the availability of affordable CFD packages, the applications of CFD have extended into the food industry for modeling industrial processes, performing comprehensive analyses, and optimizing the efficiency and cost effectiveness of the new processes and systems.
    Beginning a new series dedicated to contemporary, up-to-date food engineering practices, Computational Fluid Dynamics in Food Processing is the first book of its kind to illustrate the use of CFD for solving heat and mass transfer problems in the food industry. Using a computational grid, CFD solves governing equations that describe fluid flow across each grid cell by means of an iterative procedure in order to predict and visualize the profiles of velocity, temperature, pressure, and other parameters. Starting with an overview of CFD technology and applications, the book illustrates the use of CFD for gaining a qualitative and quantitative assessment of the performance of processes involving heat and mass transfer. Specific chapters cover airflow in refrigerated trucks, retail display cabinets, microwaves, and doorways; velocity in meat dryers and spray drying; thermal sterilization; plate heat exchangers; membrane separation systems; jet impingement ovens; food extrusion and high-pressure processing; prediction of hygiene; design of biosensors; and the fermentation of tea and ripening of cheese.
    Drawing from an esteemed panel of international professionals and academics, this groundbreaking bookprovides engineers and technologists in research, development, and operations with critical, comprehensive, and readily accessible information on the art and science of CFD technology.

    An Overview of CFD Applications in the Food Industry, T. Norton and D.W. Sun
    CFD Optimization of Airflow in Refrigerated Truck Configuration Loaded with Pallets, J. Moureh
    CFD Aided Retail Cabinets Design, G. Cortella
    Improving Performance of a Chilled Multideck Retail Display Cabinet by CFD, A.M. Foster
    CFD Design of Air Curtain for Open Refrigerated Display Cases, H.K. Navaz, R. Faramarzi, and M. Amin
    Investigation of Methods to Improve Retail Food Store Environment Using CFD, S. Tassou and W. Xiang
    CFD Optimization of Air Movement through Doorways in Refrigerated Rooms, A.M. Foster
    CFD Modeling of Simultaneous Heat and Mass Transfer in Beef Chilling, F.J. Trujillo and Q.T. Pham
    CFD Prediction of the Air Velocity Field in Modern Meat Dryers, P.S. Mirade
    CFD Simulation of Spray Drying of Food Products, H. Straatsma, M. Verschueren, M. Gunsing, P. de Jong, and R.E.M. Verdurmen
    Three-Dimensional CFD Modeling of a Continuous Industrial Baking Process, W. Zhou and N. Therdthai
    Computation of Airflow Effects in Microwave and Combination Heating, P. Verboven, B.M. Nicolaï, and A.K. Datta
    Thermal Sterilization of Food Using CFD, A.G.A. Ghani and M.M. Farid
    CFD Analysis of Thermal Processing of Eggs, S. Denys, J. Pieters, and K. Dewettinck
    CFD Simulation of Stirred Yoghurt Processing in Plate Heat Exchangers, J.M. Maia, J.M. Nóbrega, C.S. Fernandes, and R.P. Dias
    CFD Modeling of the Hydrodynamics of Plate Heat Exchangers for Milk Processing, K. Grijspeerdt, D. Vucinic, and C. Lacor
    Plate Heat Exchanger: Thermal and Fouling Analysis, S. Jun and V.M. Puri
    CFD Applications in Membrane Separations Systems, S.X. Liu
    Applications of CFD in Jet Impingement Oven, D. Kocer, N. Nitin, and M.V. Karwe
    CFD Modeling of Jet Impingement during Heating and Cooling of Foods, E.E.M. Olsson and C. Trägårdh
    Use of CFD for Optimization, Design, and Scale-Up of Food Extrusion, B.K. Ashokan, J.L. Kokini, and M. Dhanasekharan
    Modeling of High-Pressure Food Processing Using CFD, A.G.A. Ghani and M.M. Farid
    Analysis of Mixing Processes Using CFD, R.K. Connelly and J.L. Kokini
    CFD Simulation of Multiphysical–Multi(bio)chemical Interactions of Tea Fermentation and Infusion, G. Lian
    CFD Prediction of Hygiene in Food Processing Equipment, B.B. Busk Jensen and A. Friis
    CFD Design and Optimization of Biosensors for the Food Industry, P. Verboven, Y.T. Atalay, S. Vermeir, B.M. Nicolaï, and J. Lammertyn
    Modeling Airflow through Vented Packages Containing Horticultural Products, M.J. Ferrua and R.P. Singh
    CFD Modeling of Indoor Atmosphere and Water Exchanges during the Cheese Ripening Process, P.S. Mirade Index


    Da-Wen Sun

    The outstanding features of this book are the comprehensive and detailed treatment of the subject matter as well as the excellent layout and high standard of editing and production. It is well illustrated to the extent that many of the model predictions are reproduced in colour which helps in the interpretation of the velocity and temperature profiles. Those who engage with this book will find a wealth of useful information, not only in the technology of various processes but in the detail of the mathematical treatments.

    ...This book is highly recommended to research workers, lecturers and technologists involved in food process operations, particularly product safety and shelf-life integrity.

    Donald Holdsworth, Food & Drink Subject Group Newsletter, May 2010.