Application of Rheology to Fluid Food Handling and Processing

  • M. Anandha Rao
Part of the Food Engineering Series book series (FSES)


Flow models used to describe isothermal and non-isothermal shear-dependent flows are described. The role of rheological behavior in the handling and processing of foods is discussed, including pressure drop due to friction in tube flow and energy required for pumping. Thermorheological models and estimation of flow sterilizer length and loss of nutrients are covered.


Typical shear rates of foods in practice Velocity profiles in tubes Holding tube length The generalized Reynolds number Friction in tube flow Energy to pump a liquid food Non-isothermal laminar flow tube sterilization 


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  1. 1.Department of Food ScienceCornell UniversityGenevaUSA

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