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The level of quality that food maintains as it travels down the production-to-consumption path is largely determined by the chemical, biochemical, physical, and microbiological changes that take place during its processing and storage. Authored by an internationally respected food quality expert, Kinetic Modeling of Reactions in Foods demonstrates how to effectively capture these changes in an integrative fashion using mathematical models. Thus, kinetic modeling of food changes creates the possibility to control and predict food quality from a technological point of view.
Illustrating how kinetic modeling can predict and control food quality from farm to fork, this authoritative resource:
This essential reference is an indispensable guide to understanding all aspects of kinetic food modeling. Unlike many other kinetic volumes available, this book opens the door to the many untapped research opportunities in the food science realm where mathematical modeling can be applied.
"The book is a spectacular accomplishment and a result of monumental work. Well done and timely. Congratulations to the author. It is wonderful to have a comprehensive collection of kinetic models, lucid analyses and data in both tabulated and graphical forms, all in one volume!"
—Micha Peleg, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA
" … a welcome addition to the food chemistry and food science literature. … the author presents the material in a thoughtful and engaging manner. Importantly, the book is quite well-referenced, making relatively easy to find supplemental material when desired."
—Journal of Chemical Education
Kinetic View on Food Quality
Models and Modeling
Chemical Thermodynamics in a Nutshell
Chemical Reaction Kinetics
Temperature and Pressure Effects
Kinetics and Statistics
Application of the Basics to Chemical, Biochemical, Physical, and Microbial Changes in the Food Matrix
Multiresponse Kinetic Modeling of Chemical Reactions
Kinetics of Protein and Enzyme Denaturation
Kinetics of Physical Changes
Kinetics of Microbial Growth
Kinetics of Inactivation of Microorganisms
Modeling the Food Matrix
Retrospective and Outlook
Appendix A Some Calculus Rules
Appendix B Ways to Express Amounts of Reactants and Products
Appendix C Interconversion of Activity Coefficients Based on Mole Fractions, Molalities, and Molarities Appendix D Differential and Integrated Rate Equations for Kinetic Models of Complex Reactions
Appendix E McMillan–Mayer and Lewis–Randall Framework and Equations for the Mean Spherical Approximation Theory
Appendix F Probability Laws and Probability Models
Appendix G Use of Matrix Notation in Model Representation and Regression Analysis
Appendix H Some Thermodynamic Activity Coefficient Models
Appendix I Reliability Engineering and the Weibull Model
List of Symbols and Units