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Computational Fluid Dynamics in Food Processing

1st Edition

Edited by Da-Wen Sun

CRC Press

760 pages | 17 Color Illus. | 413 B/W Illus.

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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.


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.

Table of Contents

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

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