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Engineering Aspects of Thermal Food Processing

1st Edition

Edited by Ricardo Simpson

CRC Press

522 pages | 132 B/W Illus.

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Access the Latest Advances in Food Quality Optimization and Safety Assurance

Thermal processing has undergone a remarkable amount of research throughout the past decade, indicating that the process not only remains viable, but that it is also expanding around the world.

An organized exploration of new developments in academic and current food industry practices, Engineering Aspects of Thermal Food Processing presents groundbreaking advances in the physical and engineering aspects of thermal food processing, paying particular attention to modeling, simulation, optimization, online control, and automation.

Divided into Four Cohesive Sections

Under the editorial guidance of a leading thermal processing authority, the book first covers the fundamentals and new processes in the thermal processing industry, including new packaging materials like retortable pouches. The second section moves on to mathematical modeling and simulation, which also addresses emerging preservation technology such as ohmic heating.

The third section of the book is devoted to optimization, recognizing that mathematical optimization is the key ingredient for computing optimal operating policies and building advanced decision support systems. This section discusses processes like thermal sterilization, microwave processing, and in-line aseptic processing as well as an analysis of plant production productivity. The final section examines online control and automation describing a practical and efficient strategy for on-line correction of thermal process deviations during retort sterilization of canned foods.

Concluding with expert analysis and discussion of the manufacturers’ businesses in today’s competitive marketplace, Engineering Aspects of Thermal Food Processing explores the entire processing line from modeling through optimization. It effectively assists manufacturers in maintaining a seamless workflow while lowering their bottom lines.

Table of Contents


Principles of Thermal Processing: Sterilization, S. Donald Holdsworth

Principles of Thermal Processing: Pasteurization, Filipa Vinagre Marques da Silva and Paul Anthony Gibbs

Aseptic Processing of Liquid Foods Containing Solid Particulates, Jasper D.H. Kelder, Pablo M. Coronel, and Peter M.M. Bongers

Ohmic and Microwave Heating, Pablo M. Coronel, Sudhir Sastry, Soojin Jun, S. Salengke, and Josip Simunovic

High-Pressure Thermal Processes: Thermal and Fluid Dynamic Modeling Principles, Pablo Juliano, Kai Knoerzer, and Gustavo V. Barbosa-Cánovas

High-Pressure Processes: Thermal and Fluid Dynamic Modeling Applications, Pablo Juliano, Kai Knoerzer, and Gustavo V. Barbosa-Cánovas


Direct Calculation of the Survival Ratio and Isothermal Time Equivalent in Heat Preservation Processes, Maria G. Corradini, Mark D. Normand, and Micha Peleg

New Kinetic Models for Inactivation of Bacterial Spores, Arthur Teixeira and Alfredo C. Rodriguez

Modeling Heat Transfer in Thermal Processing: Retort Pouches, Alejandro Amézquita and Sergio Almonacid

Heat Transfer in Rotary Processing of Canned Liquid/Particle Mixtures, Mritunjay Dwivedi and Hosahalli S. Ramaswamy

Numerical Model for the Ohmic Heating of Foods, Michele Chiumenti, Cristian Maggiolo, and Julio García

Computational Fluid Dynamics in Thermal Processing, Tomás Norton and Da-Wen Sun


Global Optimization in Thermal Processing, Julio R. Banga, Eva Balsa-Canto, and Antonio A. Alonso

Optimum Design and Operating Conditions of Multiple Effect Evaporators: Tomato Paste, Ricardo Simpson and Danilo López

Optimizing the Thermal Processing of Liquids Containing Solid Particulates, Jasper D.H. Kelder, Pablo M. Coronel, and Peter M.M. Bongers

Optimizing Plant Production in Batch Thermal Processing: Case Study, Ricardo Simpson and Alik Abakarov


Online Control Strategies: Batch Processing, Ricardo Simpson and Arthur Teixeira

Plant Automation for Automatic Batch Retort Systems, Osvaldo Campanella, Clara Rovedo, Jacques Bichier, and Frank Pandelaers


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