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Kinetic Analysis of Food Systems

Author : Alejandro G. Marangoni
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This text provides a comprehensive and thorough overview of kinetic modelling in food systems, which will allow researchers to further their knowledge on the chemistry and practical use of modelling techniques. The main emphasis is on performing kinetic analyses and creating models, employing a hands-on approach focused on putting the content discussed to direct use. The book lays out the requisite basic information and data surrounding kinetic modelling, presents examples of applications to different problems and provides exercises that can be solved utilizing the data provided. Kinetic Analysis of Food Systems pursues a practical approach to kinetic analysis, providing helpful exercises involving chlorophyll degradation in processed vegetables, metabolic oscillations and sugar accumulation in cold-stored potatoes, transesterification of oils to manufacture biodiesel, aggregation of whey proteins to make protein gels and crystallization of fat stabilizers used in nut butters, among others. The book lays out the basics of kinetic modelling and develops several new models for the study of these complex systems. Taken together with the accompanying exercises, they offer a full portrait of kinetic analysis, from its basic scientific groundwork to its application.

Sustainability of the Food System

Author : Noelia Betoret
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Sustainability of the Food System: Sovereignty, Waste, and Nutrients Bioavailability addresses the concept of global sustainability, focusing on three key areas of action within the food production system: food sovereignty, environmentally friendly food processes, and food technologies that increase the bioavailability of bioactive compounds. The book defines key concepts in the food production system and provides examples of specific and tailored actions that contribute to global sustainability. Sustainability of the Food System: Sovereignty, Waste, and Nutrients Bioavailability will serve as a welcomed resource for food scientists and technologists, agriculturists, agronomic engineers, food engineers, environmental technologists, nutritionists, and post-graduate students studying bioresource technology and sustainability. Addresses global sustainability as a three-dimensional concept Describes the use and recovery of crops with high content in bioactive compounds as a preliminary and necessary step to achieve food sovereignty Presents advances in the development of environmentally friendly food processes that reduce and revalue food waste and byproducts Considers the development of functional foods with innovative food technologies that increase the bioavailability of nutrients and bioactive compounds to achieve social and economic sustainability

Handbook of Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods Second Edition

Author : Robert E.C. Wildman
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Scientific advances in this field have not only given us a better understanding of what is an optimal diet, but has allowed food and nutraceutical companies to market products with specific health claims, fortify existing foods, and even create new foods designed for a particular health benefit. Handbook of Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods, Second Edition, compiles the latest data from authoritative, scientific sources. It provides hard evidence on the prophylactic and medicinal properties of many natural foods. This handbook reviews more than 200 nutraceutical compounds. Each chapter includes the chemical properties, biochemical activity, dietary sources, and evidentiary findings for each compound. New topics include the use of exopolysaccharides from lactic acid bacteria, protein as a functional ingredient for weight loss, and nutraceuticals to be used in the adjunctive treatment of depression. Two new chapters discuss recent evidence on oxidative stress and the antioxidant requirements of athletes as well as the use of nutraceuticals for inflammation. The scientific investigation of nutrition and lifestyle changes on the pain and debilitation of osteoarthritis is the subject of another new article. The book concludes with a look at future marketing opportunities paying particular attention to the alleviation of obesity. With contributions from a panel of leading international experts, Handbook of Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods, Second Edition, provides instant access to comprehensive, cutting edge data, making it possible for food scientists, nutritionists, and researchers to utilize this ever growing wealth of information.

Non enzymatic Browning Kinetics of an Intermediate Moisture Model Food System

Author : Henry Charles Warmbier
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Handbook of Food Engineering

Author : Dennis R. Heldman
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As the complexity of the food supply system increases, the focus on processes used to convert raw food materials and ingredients into consumer food products becomes more important. The Handbook of Food Engineering, Third Edition, continues to provide students and food engineering professionals with the latest information needed to improve the efficiency of the food supply system. As with the previous editions, this book contains the latest information on the thermophysical properties of foods and kinetic constants needed to estimate changes in key components of foods during manufacturing and distribution. Illustrations are used to demonstrate the applications of the information to process design. Researchers should be able to use the information to pursue new directions in process development and design, and to identify future directions for research on the physical properties of foods and kinetics of changes in the food throughout the supply system. Features Covers basic concepts of transport and storage of liquids and solids, heating and cooling of foods, and food ingredients New chapter covers nanoscale science in food systems Includes chapters on mass transfer in foods and membrane processes for liquid concentration and other applications Discusses specific unit operations on freezing, concentration, dehydration, thermal processing, and extrusion The first four chapters of the Third Edition focus primarily on the properties of foods and food ingredients with a new chapter on nanoscale applications in foods. Each of the eleven chapters that follow has a focus on one of the more traditional unit operations used throughout the food supply system. Major revisions and/or updates have been incorporated into chapters on heating and cooling processes, membrane processes, extrusion processes, and cleaning operations.

Proceedings of the 1st International Symposium on Natural Preservatives in Food Systems

Author : Daphna Havkin-Frenkel
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Emerging Technologies for Food Quality and Food Safety Evaluation

Author : Yong-Jin Cho
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Even though the perception of food quality may depend on its hedonic and often subjective attributes, it is essential to quantitatively evaluate its quality and safety. Fortunately, the advent of sophisticated systems, including nondestructive testing techniques, has made it possible to definitively evaluate food quality. Reflecting these advances,

Kinetics and Analysis of Aspartame Decomposition Mechanisms in Aqueous Solutions Using Multiresponse Methods

Author : Jeffrey Allen Stamp
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Innovation in Food Engineering

Author : Maria Laura Passos
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Consumer-driven products have kept the food industry at the forefront of technological innovations. For example, the redefinition of the once accepted compromise between convenience and quality is just one of the current issues driving the development of new products. An overview of a range of solutions for these challenges, Innovation in Food Engineering: New Techniques and Products addresses not only new or alternative technologies but also new products, materials, and additives that have emerged as a response to current and emerging issues faced by the food industry. This book provides a comprehensive overview of modern processing technologies and their use to develop new or improved food products and ingredients that meet consumers increased demands for quality and safety. Each chapter in the Innovative Techniques section begins with a critical review of the fundamentals of the new or modified technique, its advantages, and relevant results. They include a description of the actual industrial scenario where the technique can be applied, emphasizing benefits and economical relevance of this sector. The chapters in the New Materials, Products, and Additives section identify the potential of the new or modified product, discuss its production route, and compare it with traditional alternatives. While there are many books available on both topics, this is one of the first to cover processing technologies and their use to produce new and improved food products. Written by internationally recognized experts and pioneers and comprehensive in scope, the text highlights promising techniques and remaining challenges. In the constantly changing global marketplace, keeping up with new developments is important—keeping ahead of them is essential. This book keeps you up to date on the latest technology and paves the way for future developments.

Enhancing Extraction Processes in the Food Industry

Author : Nikolai Lebovka
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Extraction is an important operation in food engineering, enabling the recovery of valuable soluble components from raw materials. With increasing energy costs and environmental concerns, industry specialists are looking for improved techniques requiring less solvents and energy consumption. Enhancing Extraction Processes in the Food Industry is a

Physicochemical Aspects of Food Engineering and Processing

Author : Sakamon Devahastin
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Physical and chemical interactions between various constituents resulting from processing operations often lead to physical, sensory, and nutritional changes in foods. Combining important information on processing and food quality, Physicochemical Aspects of Food Engineering and Processing describes the effects of various processing technologies on

Infrared Heating for Food and Agricultural Processing

Author : Zhongli Pan
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It’s been nearly 40 years since the last book on infrared heating for food processing was published, and in the meantime, the field has seen significant progress in understanding the mechanism of the infrared (IR) heating of food products and interactions between IR radiation and food components. Infrared Heating for Food and Agricultural Processing presents the latest applications of IR heating technology, focusing on thermal processing of food and agricultural products. Coverage Ranges from Fundamentals to Economic Benefits With an emphasis on novel application, the text includes chapters that address such topics as: Infrared heating system design Drying Blanching Baking Thawing Pest management Food safety improvement Where applicable, this readily accessible guide reviews case studies to address specific industrial issues and the economic benefits of IR heating. Infrared Heating for Food and Agricultural Processing is a well-organized resource for food processing engineers and also quality control and safety managers in food processing and food manufacturing operations.

Differential Scanning Calorimetry

Author : Emma Chiavaro
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Differential Scanning Calorimetry: Applications in Fat and Oil Technology provides a complete summary of the scientific literature about differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), a well-known thermo-analytical technique that currently has a large set of applications covering several aspects of lipid technology. The book is divided into three major sections. The first section covers the applications of DSC to study cooling and heating profiles of the main source of oils and fats. The second is more theoretical, discussing the application of DSC coupled to related thermal techniques and other physical measurements. And the third covers specific applications of DSC in the field of quality evaluation of palm, palm kernel, and coconut oils and their fractions as well as of some other important aspects of lipid technology such as shortening and margarine functionality, chocolate technology, and food emulsion stability. This book is a helpful resource for academicians, food scientists, food engineers and technologists, food industry operators, government researchers, and regulatory agencies.

Accelerated Temperature Shelf Life Testing of Antioxidants in Dehydrated and Intermediate Moisture Systems

Author : Jon Ottar Ragnarsson
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Gums and Stabilisers for the Food Industry 4

Author : Glyn O. Phillips
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Advances in Food Dehydration

Author : Cristina Ratti
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Comprehensive Assessment of This Globally Relevant Practice As a centuries-old food preservation method, dehydration technology has advanced significantly in the past decades as a result of new methods, sophisticated analytical techniques, and improved mathematical modeling. Providing practical and expert insight from an international panel of experts, Advances in Food Dehydration encompasses these revolutionary advances and effectively supplies the knowledge base required to optimize natural resources and reduce energy requirements in order to meet growing demand for low-cost, high-quality food products. Discusses Ways to Best Optimize Natural Resources Under the editorial guidance of food engineering and dehydration authority Cristina Ratti, this resource addresses the three biggest challenges associated with food dehydration: The complex nature of food systems together with the deep structural and physico-chemical changes that foodstuffs undergo during processing The difficulty to define quality in quantitative terms and to develop appropriate control techniques The lack of realistic models and simulations to represent the phenomena The book’s well-developed chapters explain the structural and physico-chemical changes that food undergoes during dehydration, while discussing ways to optimize natural resources. In addition to describing non-convectional heating sources such as microwaves, infrared, and radio frequency, the text also examines the impact of drying on nutraceutical compounds, the bases of rehydration of dry food particles and the stresses on microorganisms during drying and their stability during storage. Advances in Food Dehydration is a user-friendly volume that concisely links the gamut of dehydration concepts into one cohesive reference. About the Editor: Cristina Ratti, Ph.D., is a food engineering professor in the Soils and Agri-Food Engineering Department at the Université Laval (Quebec). She is the coordinator of the Food Engineering Program and a member of the Institute of Nutraceutical and Function Foods (INAF). She has published numerous scientific manuscripts related to her research interests in food dehydration as well as physiochemical and quality properties of foodstuffs related to drying.

Thermal Food Processing

Author : Da-Wen Sun
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Thermal processing remains one of the most important processes in the food industry. Now in its second edition, Thermal Food Processing: New Technologies and Quality Issues continues to explore the latest developments in the field. Assembling the work of a worldwide panel of experts, this volume highlights topics vital to the food industry today an

Food Engineering Aspects of Baking Sweet Goods

Author : Servet Gulum Sumnu
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Most baking books do not focus on the simultaneous heat and mass transfer that occurs in the baking process, thereby ignoring a fundamental facet of process and product development. Addressing the engineering and science elements often ignored in current baking books, Food Engineering Aspects of Baking Sweet Goods explores important topics in understanding the baking process and reviews recent technological advances. With contributions from various international authorities on food science, engineering, and technology, the book covers the rheology of cake batter and cookie dough, cake emulsions, the physical and thermal properties of sweet goods, and heat and mass transfer during baking. It also presents the science of soft wheat products, including the quality of soft wheat, the functions of ingredients in the baking of sweet goods, and the chemical reactions during processing. In addition, the contributors discuss cake and cookie technologies as well as recent advances in baking soft wheat products. The final chapter examines the nutritional issues of consuming fats and sugars and presents general strategies for substituting fats and sugars in baked products. Taking an engineering approach to the field, this volume delineates the complex food process of baking, from ingredients to production to finished product.

Food Process Engineering Operations

Author : George D. Saravacos
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A unique and interdisciplinary field, food processing must meet basic process engineering considerations such as material and energy balances, as well as the more specialized requirements of food acceptance, human nutrition, and food safety. Food engineering, therefore, is a field of major concern to university departments of food science, and chemical and biological engineering as well as engineers and scientists working in various food processing industries. Part of the notable CRC Press Contemporary Food Engineering series, Food Process Engineering Operations focuses on the application of chemical engineering unit operations to the handling, processing, packaging, and distribution of food products. Chapters 1 through 5 open the text with a review of the fundamentals of process engineering and food processing technology, with typical examples of food process applications. The body of the book then covers food process engineering operations in detail, including theory, process equipment, engineering operations, and application examples and problems. Based on the authors’ long teaching and research experience both in the US and Greece, this highly accessible textbook employs simple diagrams to illustrate the mechanism of each operation and the main components of the process equipment. It uses simplified calculations requiring only elementary calculus and offers realistic values of food engineering properties taken from the published literature and the authors’ experience. The appendix contains useful engineering data for process calculations, such as steam tables, engineering properties, engineering diagrams, and suppliers of process equipment. Designed as a one or two semester textbook for food science students, Food Process Engineering Operations examines the applications of process engineering fundamentals to food processing technology making it an important reference for students of chemical and biological engineering interested in food engineering, and for scientists, engineers, and technologists working in food processing industries.

Optimization in Food Engineering

Author : Ferruh Erdogdu
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While mathematically sophisticated methods can be used to better understand and improve processes, the nonlinear nature of food processing models can make their dynamic optimization a daunting task. With contributions from a virtual who’s who in the food processing industry, Optimization in Food Engineering evaluates the potential uses and limitations of optimization techniques for food processing, including classical methods, artificial intelligence-genetic algorithms, multi-objective optimization procedures, and computational fluid dynamics. The book begins by delineating the fundamentals and methods for analytical and numerical procedures. It then covers optimization techniques and how they specifically apply to food processing. The final section digs deep into fundamental food processes and provides detailed explanation and examples from the most experienced and published authors in the field. This includes a range of processes from optimization strategies for improving the performance of batch reactors to the optimization of conventional thermal processing, microwave heating, freeze drying, spray drying, and refrigeration systems, to structural optimization techniques for developing beverage containers, optimization approaches for impingement processing, and optimal operational planning methodologies. Each chapter presents the required parameters for the given process with the optimization procedure to apply. An increasing part of the food processor’s job is to optimize systems to squeeze more dollars out of overhead to offset rising utility and transportation costs. Logically combining optimization techniques from many sources into a single volume focused on food production processes, this book provides real solutions to increases in energy, healthcare, and product liability costs that impact the bottom line in food production.