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Description - Drying Technologies in Food Processing by Xiao Dong Chen

Drying is by far the most useful large scale operation method of keeping solid foods safe for long periods of time, and is of fundamental importance in most sectors of food processing. Drying operations need to be precisely controlled and optimized in order to produce a good quality product that has the highest level of nutrient retention and flavor whilst maintaining microbial safety. This volume provides an up to date account of all the major drying technologies employed in the food industry and their underlying scientific principles and effects. Various equipment designs are classified and described. The impact of drying on food properties is covered, and the micro-structural changes caused by the process are examined, highlighting their usefulness in process analysis and food design. Key methods for assessing food properties of dried products are described, and pre-concentration and drying control strategies are reviewed. Thermal hazards and fire/explosion detection and prevention for dryers are discussed in a dedicated chapter. Where appropriate, sample calculations are included for engineers and technologists to follow. The book is directed at food scientists and technologists in industry and research, food engineers and drying equipment manufacturers.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405157636
ISBN-10: 1405157631
Format: Hardback
(249mm x 174mm x 23mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 11-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Xiao Dong Chen

Professor Xiao Dong Chen , Department of Chemical Engineering, Monash University, Victoria, Australia Professor Arun S. Mujumdar , Department of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore

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