Simple, Practical and Efficient on-Line Correction of Process Deviations in Batch Retort Through Simulation
The basic function of a thermal process is to inactivate pathogenic and food spoilage-causing bacteria in sealed containers of food by using heat treatments at temperatures well above the ambient boiling point of water in pressurized steam retorts (autoclaves). Excessive heat treatment should be avoided because it is detrimental to food quality, wastes energy, and under-utilizes plant capacity. Therefore, the accuracy of the methods used for this purpose is of importance to food science and engineering professionals working in this field.
KeywordsCorrected Process Heat Transfer Model Process Deviation Proportional Correction Search Routine
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