Introduction to Food Process Engineering - 2nd Edition

P G Smith 
Springer  2011  

Hardcover  510 pp  ISBN 9781441976611      £63.00
This book on food process engineering treats the principles of processing in a scientifically rigorous yet concise manner, and can be used as a lead in to more specialized texts for higher study. It is equally relevant to those in the food industry who desire a greater understanding of the principles of the food processes with which they work. This text is written from a quantitative and mathematical perspective and is not simply a descriptive treatment of food processing. The aim is to give readers the confidence to use mathematical and quantitative analyses of food processes and most importantly there are a large number of worked examples and problems with solutions. The mathematics necessary to read this book is limited to elementary differential and integral calculus and the simplest kind of differential equation.

Written for those in the food industry who desire a greater understanding of the principles of the food processes with which they work , students


  • Preface.
  • 1. An introduction to food process technology.
  • 2. Dimensions, quantities and units.
  • 3. Thermodynamics and equilibrium.
  • 4. Material and energy balances.
  • 5. The fundamentals of rate processes
  • . 6. The flow of food fluids.
  • 7. Heat processing of foods.
  • 8. Mass Transfer.
  • 9. Psychometry.
  • 10. Thermal processing of foods.
  • 11. Low temperature preservation.
  • 12. Evaporation and drying.
  • 13. Solids processing and particle manufacture.
  • 14. Mixing and separation.
  • Appendix A: List of unit prefixes; Greek alphabet.
  • Appendix B: Fundamental and derived SI units; Conversion factors.
  • Appendix C: Derivation of a dimensionless correlation for film heat transfer coefficients.
  • Appendix D: Properties of saturated water and water vapour. Appendix E: Derivation of logarithmic mean temperature difference.
  • Appendix F: Derivation of Fourier's first law of conduction.
  • Index
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