Processing Technologies for Milk and Milk Products: Methods, Applications, and Energy Usage

Ashok Kumar Agrawal, Megh R. Goyal

August 16, 2017 by Apple Academic Press
Reference - 380 Pages - 19 Color & 36 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781771885485 - CAT# N11854
Series: Innovations in Agricultural & Biological Engineering


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  • looks at the many different types of engineering processes involved in the production of milk products
  • examines the uses and potential of digital image analysis as a tool for food quality evaluation
  • discusses passivation as a method to ensure quality of dairy and food processing equipment
  • examines processing technology of protein-rich vegetable-based formulated foods, in reaction to the growing popularity of vegetarian foods
  • reviews microwave heating in dairy production
  • presents solutions for storing millions of liters of milk and milk products
  • explores the utilization of alternate sources of energy for processing of milk and dairy products along with the reduction of power/energy consumption


The demand for quality milk products is increasing throughout the world. Food patterns are changing from eating plant protein to animal protein due to increasing incomes around the world, and the production of milk and milk products is expanding with leaps and bounds. This book presents an array of recent developments and emerging topics in the processing and manufacturing of milk and dairy products. The volume also devotes a special section on alternative energy sources for dairy production along with solutions for energy conservation.

With contributions for leading scientists and researchers in the field of dairy science and technology, this valuable compendium covers

  • innovative techniques in dairy engineering
  • processing methods and their applications in dairy industry
  • energy use in dairy engineering: sources, conservation, and requirements

In line with the modern industrial trends, new processes and corresponding new equipment are reviewed. The volume also looks at the development of highly sensitive measuring and control devices have made it possible to incorporate automatic operation with high degree of mechanization to meet the huge demand of quality milk and milk products.

Processing Technologies for Milk and Milk Products: Methods, Applications, and Energy Usage will be a valuable resource for those in those involved in the research and production of milk and milk products.