1st Edition

Handbook of Research on Food Processing and Preservation Technologies Volume 5: Emerging Techniques for Food Processing, Quality, and Safety Assurance

Edited By Monika Sharma, Megh R. Goyal, Preeti Birwal Copyright 2022
    382 Pages 12 Color & 31 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    382 Pages 12 Color & 31 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    382 Pages 12 Color & 31 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    The Handbook of Research on Food Processing and Preservation Technologies covers a vast abundance of information on various design, development, and applications of novel and innovative strategies for food processing and preservation. The roles and applications of minimal processing techniques (such as ozone treatment, vacuum drying, osmotic dehydration, dense phase carbon dioxide treatment, pulsed electric field, and high-pressure assisted freezing) are discussed, along with a wide range of applications. The handbook also explores some exciting computer-aided techniques emerging in the food processing sector, such as robotics, radio frequency identification (RFID), three-dimensional food printing, artificial intelligence, etc. Some emphasis has also been given on nondestructive quality evaluation techniques (such as image processing, terahertz spectroscopy imaging technique, near infrared, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy technique, etc.) for food quality and safety evaluation. The significant roles of food properties in the design of specific foods and edible films have been elucidated as well.

    Volume 5: Emerging Techniques for Food Processing, Quality, and Safety Assurance discusses various emerging techniques for food preservation, formulation, and nondestructive quality evaluation techniques. Each chapter covers major aspects pertaining to principles, design, and applications of various food processing methods, such as low temperature-based-ultrasonic drying of foods, hypobaric processing of foods, viability of high-pressure technology, application of pulsed electric fields in food preservation, green nanotechnology for food processing and preservation, advanced methods of encapsulation, basics and methods of food authentication, imaging techniques for quality inspection of spices and nuts, FTIR coupled with chemometrics for food quality and safety, and the use of robotic engineering for quality and safety.

    Other volumes in the 5-volume set include:

    Volume 1: Nonthermal and Innovative Food Processing Methods

    Volume 2: Nonthermal Food Preservation and Novel Processing Strategies

    Volume 3: Computer-Aided Food Processing and Quality Evaluation Techniques

    Volume 4: Design and Development of Specific Foods, Packaging Systems, and Food Safety

    Together with the other volumes in the set, the Handbook of Research on Food Processing and Preservation Technologies will be a valuable resource for researchers, scientists, students, growers, traders, processors, industries, and others.

    1. Low Temperature Based Ultrasonic Drying of Foods

    Pavan M. Gundu, Preeti Birwal, Chaitradeepa G. Mestri, and Abila Krishna

    2. Hypobaric Processing of Food

    Sharanabasava Kumbar and Menon Rekha Ravindra

    3. Viability of High-Pressure Technology in the Food Industry

    Mohona Munshi, Madhusudan Sharma, and Saptashish Deb

    4. Potential of Pulsed Electric Fields in Food Preservation

    Pranali Nikam, Suvartan Ranvir, John David, Thejus Jacob, and Raman Seth

    5. Pulsed Light Technology in Food Processing and Preservation

    Mahendra Gunjal, Humeera Tazeen, Pavan M. Gundu, Preeti Birwal, and Abila Krishna

    6. Potential of Green Nanotechnology in Food Processing and Preservation

    Shikha Pandhi, Arvind Kumar, Sadhna Mishra, and Dinesh Chandra Rai

    7. Food Encapsulation: Principles, Novel Methods, and Applications

    Nikunj Sharma, Syed Mansha Rafiq, and Syed Insha Rafiq

    8. Food Authentication: Basics and Detection Methods

    Sangita Bansal, Kanika Sharma, and Era V. Malhotra

    9. Imaging Techniques for Quality Assessment of Spices and Nuts

    Leena Kumari, Monika Sharma, and Gajanan Deshmukh

    10. Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Spectroscopy with Chemometrics: Evaluation of Food Quality and Safety

    Neelam Upadhyay, C. G. Harshitha, Nilesh Kumar Pathak, and Rajan Sharma

    11. Robotic Engineering: A Tool for Quality and Safety of Foods

    Ravi Prakash and Menon Rekha Ravindra


    Monika Sharma, PhD, is working as a Scientist in the Dairy Technology Division at the Southern Regional Station of the ICAR–National Dairy Research Institute, Bengaluru, India, and is actively involved in teaching and research activities. She was formerly a scientist at ICAR—Central Institute of Postharvest Engineering & Technology, Ludhiana, Punjab, for more than five years. Dr. Sharma has more than ten years of research experience. She has worked in the area of convenience and ready-to-eat foods, functional foods, quality evaluation, composite dairy foods, starch modification and its application in dairy food products, etc. Presently, she is working in the area of functional and indigenous dairy foods. She has published several research papers in peer-reviewed journals, edited books, technical bulletins, technology inventory books, book chapters, popular articles, and more than 20 conference papers. She has successfully guided six postgraduate students for their dissertation work. She has worked as a principal investigator of several research projects and has developed various technologies, for which she has also conducted entrepreneurship development programs. She has earned several awards, such as an ICAR–JRF award and fellowship, first rank in all India level Agricultural Research Services examination in the discipline of Food Science & Technology ICAR–NET, conference awards, institute awards, etc. She is a life member of the Indian Science Congress and the Association of Food Scientists and Technologists (India). She received a degree in Food Science & Technology from Delhi University, New Delhi; an MSc in Food Technology from Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar; and a PhD in Dairy Technology from ICAR–National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI), Karnal, Haryana, India.

    Megh R. Goyal, PhD, PE, is a Retired Professor in Agricultural and Biomedical Engineering from the General Engineering Department in the College of Engineering at the University of Puerto Rico–Mayaguez Campus. He has worked as a Soil Conservation Inspector and as a Research Assistant at Haryana Agricultural University and Ohio State University. He was the first agricultural engineer to receive the professional license in Agricultural Engineering from the College of Engineers and Surveyors of Puerto Rico, and was proclaimed as the "Father of Irrigation Engineering in Puerto Rico for the twentieth century" by the ASABE, Puerto Rico Section, for his pioneering work on micro irrigation, evapotranspiration, agroclimatology, and soil and water engineering. During his professional career of over 52 years, he has received many prestigious awards. A prolific author and editor, he has written more than 200 journal articles and several textbooks and has edited over 75 books.

    Preeti Birwal, PhD, is working as a Scientist (processing and food engineering) in the Department of Processing and Food Engineering at the College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology at Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Punjab, India. She is currently working in the area of nonthermal food preservation, fermented beverages, food packaging, and technology of millet-based beer. She has served at Jain Deemed to be University, Bangalore, as a member of the board of examiners and placements. She has participated at several national and international conferences and seminars and has delivered lectures as a resource person on doubling farmers’ income through dairy technology in training sponsored by the directorate of Extension, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India. Dr. Birwal has published research papers, an edited book, book chapters, popular articles, conference papers, abstracts, and editorial opinions. She is advising several MTech scholars in food technology and has successfully guided five postgraduate students for their dissertation work. She also serves as an external examiner for various Indian state agricultural universities. She is also serving as editor and reviewer of several journals. Dr. Birwal has been named outstanding reviewer of the month by the online journal Current Research in Nutrition and Food Science. She has successfully completed AUTOCAD 2D & 3D certification. She is a life member of IDEA. She graduated with a degree in Dairy Technology from ICAR–National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, India; a master’s degree in Food Process Engineering and Management from NIFTEM, Haryana; and PhD (Dairy Engineering) from ICAR–NDRI, Bangalore, India. She is recipient of fellowships from MHRD, Nestle India, GATE, and UGC-RGNF.