Radio-Frequency Heating in Food Processing: Principles and Applications covers the fundamentals of radio-frequency (RF) heating and the use of RF-heating technologies in modern food processing, preservation, and related industries. Focusing on industrial and lab-scale applications where RF heating has been employed successfully or reported to have
Principles of Radio-Frequency and Microwave Heating. Radio-Frequency and Microwave Applications: Similarities, Advantages, and Limitations. Temperature Measurement in Radio-Frequency Applications. Dielectric Properties of Agricultural Products: Fundamental Principles, Influencing Factors, and Measurement Techniques. Electrical Conductivity Effect on Dielectric Properties and Radio-Frequency Heating. The Industrial Radio-Frequency Heater. The RF 50 O Technology versus Variable-Frequency RF Technology. Analysis of Radio-Frequency Industrial Heating Systems Using Computational Techniques. Modeling Electro-Assisted Processing Using Computational Fluid Dynamics. Radio Frequency Heating Effects on Microbial Destruction. Effect of Radio-Frequency Heating on Food Quality Factors. Radio-Frequency Drying of Food Materials. Radio-Frequency Baking and Roasting of Food Products. Radio-Frequency Thawing and Tempering. Radio-Frequency Pasteurization and Sterilization of Packaged Foods. Radio-Frequency Heating of Dry Foods and Agricultural Commodities. Applications of Radio-Frequency Heating to Meat, Fish, and Poultry Products. Application of Radio-Frequency Heating of Milk and Dairy Products. RF Treatment of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables. RF Deinfestation (Pest Control) of Agricultural Products. Radio Frequency Treatment of Food-Related Materials, Waste, and By-Products. Radio Frequency in Packaging, Inventory Control, and Tracking in the Food-Processing Industry.