Modeling of Heating During Food Processing

  • Ivanka Zheleva
  • Veselka Kamburova
Part of the Integrating Safety and Environmental Knowledge Into Food Studies towards European Sustainable Development book series (ISEKI-Food, volume 4)

Heat transfer processes are important for almost all aspects of food preparation and play a key role in determining food safety. Whether it is cooking, baking, boiling, frying, grilling, blanching, drying, sterilizing, or freezing, heat transfer is part of the processing of almost every food. Heat transfer is a dynamic process in which thermal energy is transferred from one body with higher temperature to another body with lower temperature. Temperature difference between the source of heat and the receiver of heat is the driving force in heat transfer.

To conduct effective process modeling there is a need for consistent thermo-physical property information.


Heat Transfer Thermal Conductivity Food Processing Fruit Juice Biot Number 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ivanka Zheleva
    • 1
  • Veselka Kamburova
    • 1
  1. 1.Rousse UniversityRousseBulgaria

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