Handbook of Farm, Dairy and Food Machinery Engineering is the essential reference for engineers who need to understand those aspects of the food industry from farm machinery to food storage facilities to the machinery that processes and packages our foods.
The process of getting food from "farm to fork," as the saying goes, involves more than planting, harvesting, shipping, processing, packaging and distributing-though those are all key components. Effective and efficient food delivery systems are built around processes that maximize the effort while minimizing cost, time, and resource depletion.
This comprehensive reference is for engineers who design and build machinery and processing equipment, shipping containers, and packaging and storage equipment. It includes cutting-edge coverage of microwave vacuum application in grain processing, cacao processing, fruit and vegetable processing, ohmic heating of meat, facility design, closures for glass containers, double seaming, and much more.
- Provides cross-topic information for translational research and potential application
- Focuses on design and controls - written for engineers by engineers - always with practical applications in mind
- Includes design of machinery and facilities as well as theoretical basis for determining and predicting behavior of foods as they are handled and processed
Food Regulations - Kevin M. Keener
Food Safety Engineering - Raghupathy Ramaswamy, Juhee Ahn, V. M. Balasubramaniam, Luis Rodriguez Saona, and Ahmed E. Yousef
Farm Machinery Automation for Tillage, Planting Cultivation and Harvesting -Brian T. Adams
Air Seeders for Conservation Tillage Crop Production -John Nowatzki
Grain Harvesting Machinery -H. Mark Hanna and Graeme R. Quick
Grain Storage Systems Design -Ray Bucklin, Sid Thompson, Michael Montross and Ali Abdel-Hadi
Milking Machines and Milking Parlors -Douglas J. Reinemann
Dairy Product Processing Equipment -H. Doug Goff
Grain Processing Engineering -Imran Ahmad and Athapol Noomhorm
Technology of Processing of Horticultural Crops - Conrad O Perera and Bronwen Smith
Food Drying and Evaporation Processing Operations -William L. Kerr
Food Freezing Technology -K. Muthukumarappan and Chenchaiah Marella
Heat and mass transfer in food processing -Mohammed Farid
Food Rheology -Qixin Zhong and Christopher R. Daubert
Food Extruders -Mian N. Riaz
Thermal Processing for Food Sterilization and Preservation -Arthur A. Teixeira
Artificial Neural Network (ANN) Based Process Modeling -Mittal
Design of Food Process Controls Systems -Mark T. Morgan and Timothy A. Haley
Ohmic Pasteurization of Meat and Meat Products -James Lyng and Brian M. McKenna
Food Processing Facility Design -Timothy J. Bowser
Sanitary pump selection/application-Timothy J. Bowser
Agricultural waste management in food processing -Conly L. Hansen and Dae Yeol Cheong
Food Packaging Machinery -Harold A. Hughes
Damage reduction of food products during transportation and handling -Jay Singh and S. Paul Singh
Myer Kutz has headed his own firm, Myer Kutz Associates, Inc., since 1990. For the past several years, he has focused on writing and on developing engineering handbooks on a wide range of technical topics, such as mechanical, materials, biomedical, transportation, and environmentally conscious engineering, for a number of publishers, including Wiley, McGraw-Hill, and Elsevier. Earlier, his firm supplied consulting services to a large client roster, including Fortune 500 companies, scientific societies, and large and small publishers. The firm published two major multi-client studies, "The Changing Landscape for College Publishing and "The Developing Worlds of Personalized Information. Before starting his independent consultancy, Kutz held a number of positions at Wiley, including acquisitions editor, director of electronic publishing, and vice president for scientific and technical publishing. He has been a trustee of the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) and chaired committees of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Association of American Publishers. He holds engineering degrees from MIT and RPI, served as an officer in the US Army Ordnance Corp, and worked in the aerospace industry on the Apollo project. In addition to his edited reference works, he is the author of nine books, including Temperature Control, published by Wiley, Rockefeller Power, published by Simon & Schuster, the novel, Midtown North, published under the name Mike Curtis, and most recently the independently published novel, In the Grip. He is the editor of the Bulletin of the Professional Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers and writes The Scholarly Publishing Scene column for the magazine Against the Grain. He lives in Delmar, NY, with his wife, Arlene.