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Food Plant Design

1st Edition

By Antonio Lopez-Gomez, Gustavo V. Barbosa-Canovas

CRC Press

416 pages | 73 B/W Illus.

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Description

Although chemical engineering and food technology are subject areas closely related to food processing systems and food plant design, coverage of the design of food plants is often sporadic and inadequately addressed in food technology and engineering books. Some books have attempted to treat food engineering from this dual point of view but, most have not achieved balanced coverage of the two. Focusing on food processing, rather than chemical plants, Food Plant Design presents precise design details with photos and drawings of different types of food processing plants, including food processing systems, refrigeration and steam systems, conveying systems, and buildings.

The authors discuss the subject in an ordered format that gives you the tools to produce food products with minimum cost. Including modeling procedures for food processing systems and auxiliary systems, they elucidate synthesis techniques and procedures. Using a clear structure for different levels of information and data on different food processing alternatives, the book outlines solutions to plant design problems in the context of overall optimization of an agro-industrial system and corresponding food chain. It provides the work procedures and techniques for solving the design problems of a food processing plant and in making a defined food product.

Table of Contents

ECONOMIC AND TECHNICAL CONTEXT OF FOOD PLANT DESIGN

Food Science, Technology, and Engineering

Socioeconomic and Technical Context

References

MATHEMATICAL MODELING OF FOOD PROCESSING SYSTEMS AND FOOD PLANT SIMULATION

Transfer Phenomena and Property Balance

Transfer Properties: Viscosity, Conductivity, and Diffusivity

Heat Transfer in Fluids

Mathematical Model of a Unit Operation: Hot Air Drying

Mathematical Modeling of Refrigeration and Thermal Storage Systems

Food Plant Simulation

References

DOCUMENTATION OF FOOD PLANT DESIGN

Introduction

Preliminary Studies of Food Products and Raw Materials

Literature Review and Laboratory Studies on Food Processing Technology and Engineering

Pilot Plant Studies

Food Processing Systems and Food Plant Preliminary and Final Projects

Information Handling in Flowchart Form

References

PROCESSING SYSTEM ALTERNATIVES: PROCESS SYNTHESIS

Introduction

Synthesis Methods

References

FOOD PROCESSING SYSTEM ALTERNATIVES ANALYSIS

Outlining the Problem

Selecting Design Variables

Alternative Analysis by Means of Simulation

Design Economic Criteria

Cost Estimation

References

EXPERIMENTATION IN PILOT PLANT

Introduction

Size and Structure of the Pilot Plant

Types and Applications

Pilot Plant Design

Experimentation Strategies

Capital Investment and Operation Cost

References

MATERIALS FOR CONSTRUCTION OF FOOD EQUIPMENT

Characteristics of Suitable Construction Material

Types of Materials and Applications

References

HYGIENIC DESIGN OF PROCESSING SYSTEMS AND AUXILIARY SYSTEMS

Basic Principles for Hygienic Design of Food Equipment

Hygienic Design of Auxiliary Systems in Contact with Foods

External Design of Processing Equipment and Auxiliary Systems

CIP (Clean-in-Place) System Design

References

FOOD PROCESSING PLANT DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS

Designing the Food Plant

Selecting Food Plant Site

Hygienic Design of the Food Processing Plant

References

Index

About the Series

Food Science and Technology

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC012000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Food Science