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Food Processing Operations Modeling
Design and Analysis, Second Edition

ISBN 9781420055535
Published November 27, 2008 by CRC Press
356 Pages 80 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The food industry is on the verge of making some serious advances in the food processing sector. If successful, tomorrow’s consumers will have unhindered access to safe, nutritious, and high-quality products via novel food processing technologies. Food Processing Operations Modeling: Design and Analysis, Second Edition demonstrates how to effectively use numerical modeling to predict the effects of food processing on targeted components. This non-destructive testing method virtually eliminates the health risks of under-processed food and maintains high nutritional values that are often lost in overcooked food.

Using a task-oriented approach, this second edition discusses basic and advanced modeling tools that allow researchers to predict and prevent worse-case scenarios, perform comprehensive analyses, and optimize system design and efficiency.

Contains Selected Applications of Thermal and Non-Thermal Processing Operations


  • Six new chapters on radio frequency heating, high-pressure processing, pulsed electric field treatment, fouling model on heat exchangers, ozone treatment, and UV radiation
  • Expanded scope to address innovative and up-to-date food processing technologies
  • Numerous real-world case studies
  • Updated information on infrared heating of biological materials and modeling electrical resistance heating of foods
  • Electromagnetic treatments (RF, Infrared, and UV) and fundamentals relative to heat and mass transfer, fluid flow, and stochastic processes
  • Synergistic effect of combined food processing techniques and its numerical simulation

Food processing methods are constantly improving in an effort to maintain safe, high-quality, and fresh-tasting products. Providing the theoretical basis for these cutting-edge techniques, this tried-and-tested reference provides indispensable insight into food systems modeling, while exploring applications for further research.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Modeling and Numerical Simulation, K.P. Sandeep, J. Irudayaraj, and S. Jun

Aseptic Processing of Liquid and Particulate Foods, K.P. Sandeep and V.M. Puri

Modeling Moisture Diffusion in Food Grains during Adsorption, K. Muthukumarappan and S. Gunasekaran

Computer Simulation of Radio Frequency Heating, Y. Wang and J. Wang

Infrared Radiation for Food Processing, K. Krishnamurthy, H.K. Khurana, S. Jun, J. Irudayaraj, and A. Demirci

Modeling of Ohmic Heating of Foods, S. Jun and S. Sastry

Hydrostatic Pressure Processing of Foods, J.A. Torres and G. Velazquez

Pulsed Electric Field (PEF) Processing and Modeling, S.-Q. Li

Fouling Models for Heat Exchangers, S. Balsubramanian, V.M. Puri, and S. Jun

Ozone Treatment of Food Materials, K. Muthukumarappan, C.P. O’Donnell, and P.J. Cullen

UV Pasteurization of Food Materials, K. Krishnamurthy, J. Irudayaraj, A. Demirci, and W. Yang

Stochastic Finite Element Analysis of Thermal Food Processes, B.M. Nicolaï, N. Scheerlinck, P. Verboven, and J. De Baerdemaeker

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Ovemll, the structure and presentation of the book is good and a wide mnge of topics are covered.
--Mike Lewis, in International Jounal of Dairy Technology. November 2010, Vol 63, No. 4.