B K Bala
April 14, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 432 Pages - 23 Color & 184 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138596689 - CAT# K387468
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Global food security is a challenging issue to meet the food and nutritional requirements and has become an issue for national policymakers and public concern. There is a need to enhance agricultural production as well as to reduce the postharvest loss, improve the quality of the processed products and add value to the products to make more quality food available. Agro product processing technology plays the major role to reduce the post harvest losses, improve the quality of processed products and add value to the products. This also would generate employment and ultimately would contribute to food security.
This book deals with physical and thermal properties, cleaning and sorting, drying and storage, parboiling and milling, by product utilization, heating and cooling refrigerated cooling and cold storage. The unique feature of this book is the machine vision for grading fruits, process control and materials handling and emerging technologies such as neural network, finite element, cfd and genetic algorithm.
Introduction. Physical, Thermal and Chemical Properties of Food and Biological Materials. Cleaning, Grading and Sorting. Psychometry. Drying of Agro Products. Parboiling of Rice. Milling of Rice and Wheat. By-Product Utilization. Storage of Agro Products. Heating and Cooling of Agro Products. Refrigeration and Cold Storage. Separation. Materials Handling and Conveying. Process Dynamics and Control. Emerging Technologies. Index