Process Modeling and Simulation

  • Arthur A. Teixeira
  • Charles F. Shoemaker


A process model is a mathematical representation of a process in the form of an expression that correctly relates how the various product and process variables can affect the process outcome. Many food processes involve complex biochemical reactions, which are functions of time, temperature, and concentration under conditions of heat and mass transfer that are governed by various process and product conditions. The development of such models requires the expertise of food engineers who have extensive training in engineering science and mathematics in addition to basic food science.


Freezing Time Bacterial Spore Heat Penetration Finite Cylinder Thiamine Concentration 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arthur A. Teixeira
    • 1
  • Charles F. Shoemaker
    • 2
  1. 1.University of FloridaUSA
  2. 2.University of CaliforniaDavisUSA

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