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Engineering Principles of Unit Operations in Food Processing. Unit Operations and Processing Equipment in the Food Industry

  • ID: 5029538
  • Book
  • June 2021
  • Elsevier Science and Technology

Engineering Principles of Unit Operations in Food Processing, volume 1 in the Woodhead Publishing Series, In Unit Operations and Processing Equipment in the Food Industry series, presents basic principles of food engineering with an emphasis on unit operations, such as heat transfer, mass transfer and fluid mechanics.

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1. Introduction to unit operations and process description

Section 1 Fundamentals of food process engineering 2. Units and dimensions 3. General mathematical and engineering principles 4. Physical properties of food materials 5. Thermodynamic properties of food materials 6. Mass and energy balances

Section 2 Fluid mechanics and food rheology 7. Fluid mechanics 8. Rheological properties of food materials

Section 3 Heat and mass transfer in food engineering 9. Conductive heat transfer 10. Convective heat transfer 11. Radiative heat transfer 12. Fundamentals of mass transfer 13. Psychrometry

Section 4 Application of mathematics and statistical approaches in food engineering 14. Modeling and optimization 15. Reaction kinetics

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Seid Mahdi Jafari Professor, Faculty of Food Science and Technology, Gorgan University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Gorgan, Iran. Prof. Seid Mahdi Jafari received his PhD in Food Process Engineering from the University of Queensland (Australia), in 2006. He has been working on the nanoemulsification and nanoencapsulation of food bioactive ingredients for the past 15 years. Now, as a full Professor, he is an academic member of GUASNR (Iran) and Adjunct Prof. in UVigo (Spain). He has published more than 320 papers in top-ranked International Food Science Journals and 60 book chapters along with editing 36 books with Elsevier, Springer, and Taylor & Francis.
In 2015, he was awarded as one of the top 1% world scientists by Thomson Reuters (Essential Scientific Indicators) in the field of Biological Sciences. In 2017, he was selected as one of the top national researchers by the Iranian Ministry of Science, Research, and Technology. He has been awarded as one of the world's highly cited researchers by Clarivate Analytics (Web of Science), in 2018, 2019 and 2020; and a top reviewer in the field of agricultural and biological sciences by Publons (2018 and 2019).
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