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1st Edition

Essentials and Applications of Food Engineering

ISBN 9781138366558
Published March 25, 2019 by CRC Press
802 Pages 425 B/W Illustrations

USD $149.95

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Book Description

Essentials & Applications of Food Engineering provides a comprehensive understanding of food engineering operations and their practical and industrial utility. It presents pertinent case studies, solved numerical problems, and multiple choice questions in each chapter and serves as a ready reference for classroom teaching and exam preparations.

The first part of this textbook contains the introductory topics on units and dimensions, material balance, energy balance, and fluid flow. The second part deals with the theory and applications of heat and mass transfer, psychrometry, and reaction kinetics. The subsequent chapters of the book present the heat and mass transfer operations such as evaporation, drying, refrigeration, freezing, mixing, and separation. The final section focuses on the thermal, non-thermal, and nanotechnology-based novel food processing techniques, 3D food printing, active and intelligent food packaging, and fundamentals of CFD modeling.



  • Features 28 case studies to provide a substantial understanding of the practical and industrial applications of various food engineering operations

  • Includes 178 solved numerical problems and 285 multiple choice questions

  • Highlights the application of mass balance in food product traceability and the importance of viscosity measurement in a variety of food products

  • Provides updated information on novel food processing techniques such as cold plasma, 3D food printing, nanospray drying, electrospraying, and electrospinning

The textbook is designed for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing Food Technology and Food Process Engineering courses. This book would also be of interest to course instructors and food industry professionals.

Table of Contents




1. Units and Dimensions

2. Material Balance

3. Energy Balance

4. Fluid Flow

5. Heat Transfer

6. Mass Transfer

7. Psychrometry

8. Fundamentals and Applications of Reaction Kinetics

9. Evaporation

10. Drying

11. Refrigeration and Freezing of Foods

12. Mixing and Separation Processes

13. Thermal Processing of Foods

14. Nonthermal and Alternative Food Processing Technologies

15. Food Packaging

16. Fundamentals of Computational Fluid Dynamics Modeling and Its Applications in Food Processing

Appendix I: Saturated Water and Steam (Temperature) Tables

Appendix II: Saturated Water and Steam (Pressure) Tables

Appendix III: Specific Volume of Superheated Steam

Appendix IV: Specific Enthalpy of Superheated Steam

Appendix V: Specific Entropy of Superheated Steam


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C. Anandharamakrishnan is currently Principal Scientist in the Food Engineering Department of the CSIR – Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore, India. He completed his Doctoral degree in Chemical Engineering (2004-2008) from Loughborough University, United Kingdom. For his doctoral thesis, he has worked on the Experimental and Computational Fluid Dynamics studies on spray-freeze-drying and spray drying of proteins. He has published more than 50 articles in peer reviewed international journals, 9 National and International patents, 3 books and 6 book chapters. He has expertise in the fields of micro and nanoencapsulation of food bioactive compounds by spray drying and electrospraying/electrospinning techniques and computational modeling of bread baking, spray drying and spray-freeze-drying. He is an editor of Journal of Food Science and Technology.

Padma Ishwarya S., Phd, is Research Fellow of the Food Engineering Department, CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore, India, where she received her PhD in food engineering. With C. Anandharamakrishnan, she edited a book for John Wiley & Sons titled Spray Drying Techniques for Food Ingredient Encapsulation. She has published 4 book chapters and 8 journal articles. Her industry experience includes working with Nestle India Ltd., where she was the Finished goods coordinator for quality assurance of coffee & beverages.