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Case Studies in Food Engineering

Learning from Experience

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Benefits

  • Serves as a source of information about a representative collection of food processes

  • Conveys some practical lessons about process development and plant design

  • Serves educators as a resource for class problems and discussion

Textbook

Part of the Food Engineering Series book series (FSES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Section 1: Processes Based Largely on Physical Operations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 3-3
    2. J. Peter Clark
      Pages 1-2
    3. J. Peter Clark
      Pages 5-15
    4. J. Peter Clark
      Pages 17-32
    5. J. Peter Clark
      Pages 33-37
    6. J. Peter Clark
      Pages 39-48
    7. J. Peter Clark
      Pages 49-57
    8. J. Peter Clark
      Pages 59-66
    9. J. Peter Clark
      Pages 67-73
  3. Section 2: Processes Based on Biochemical Reactions and Thermal Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. J. Peter Clark
      Pages 77-89
    3. J. Peter Clark
      Pages 91-101
    4. J. Peter Clark
      Pages 103-111
    5. J. Peter Clark
      Pages 113-128
    6. J. Peter Clark
      Pages 129-145
  4. Section 3: A few broader topics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. J. Peter Clark
      Pages 149-161
    3. J Peter Clark
      Pages 163-189
    4. J. Peter Clark
      Pages 191-195

About this book

Introduction

One of the best ways for students or practitioners to learn is through real-life example. In this volume, Clark  presents several case studies that can be used not only by those currently working in the industry, but as a means for sparking discussion in food engineering classes.

This book has several purposes: 1) to serve as a source of information about a representative collection of food processes with which Clark has had experience; 2) to convey some practical lessons about process development and plant design; and 3) to serve educators as a resource for class problems and discussion.

The book is organized in three broad sections. The first concerns processes that are primarily physical, such as mixing. The second concerns processes that also involve biochemical changes, such as thermal sterilization. The third section addresses some broader issues that  have not been discussed elsewhere, including how to tour a plant, how to choose among building a new plant, expanding or renovating; and how to develop processes.

J Peter Clark is a Consultant to the Process Industries, residing in Oak Park, Illinois.

Keywords

Chemical reaction cereals food engineering food science processing

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Case Studies in Food Engineering
  • Book Subtitle Learning from Experience
  • Authors J. Peter Clark
  • Series Title Food Engineering Series
  • Series Abbreviated Title Food Engineering Series
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-0420-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science Chemistry and Material Science (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4419-0419-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4899-8424-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4419-0420-1
  • Series ISSN 1571-0297
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 224
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Food Science
    Chemistry/Food Science, general
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Reviews

From the reviews: “Clark … has more than 40 years of experience in the field; this is evidenced by the significant practical engineering knowledge that he imparts in this book. The work describes thermal sterilization and nonthermal sterilization processes in detail. … A good list of references, a glossary, and many examples are included. This book will be useful to professionals and can serve as … a good textbook on food engineering. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals; two-year technical programming students.” (L. E. Erickson, Choice, Vol. 47 (4), December, 2009)