“Bioprocessing in Food Science” will comprise a series of volumes covering the entirety of unit operations in food processing. The first volume will focus on the novel thermal technologies for processing, storage, and shelf-life prolongation of food products. The main objective of this book is to disseminate knowledge about the recent technologies developed in the field of food process engineering to students, researchers, and industry people. This will enable them to make crucial decisions regarding the adoption, implementation, economics, and constraints of the different technologies.
As the demand for healthy food is increasing in the current global scenario, manufacturers are searching for new possibilities for occupying a greater share in the rapidly changing food market. Compiled reports and updated knowledge on thermal processing of food products are imperative for commercial enterprises and manufacturing units. In the current scenario, academia, researchers, and food industries are working in a scattered manner and different technologies developed at each level are not compiled to implement for the benefits of different stakeholders. However, advancements in bioprocesses are required at all levels for the betterment of food industries and consumers. This series of groundbreaking edited volumes will be a comprehensive compilation of all the research that has been carried out so far, their practical applications, and the future scope of research and development in the food bioprocessing industry.
During the last decade, there have been major developments in novel technologies for food processing. This series will cover all the novel technologies employed for processing different types of foods, encompassing the background, principles, classification, applications, equipment, effect on foods, legislative issue, technology implementation, constraints, and food and human safety concerns.
This first volume includes all the conventional and novel thermal technologies based on conduction, convection, and radiation principles and covers the basics of microbial inactivation with heat treatments, aseptic processing, retorting, drying, dehydration, combined high-pressure thermal treatments, and safety and quality concerns in food processing. Before studying the novel non-thermal processes and the concept of minimal processing, comprehensive knowledge about the conventional thermal technologies is desired along with benefits, constraints, equipment, and implementation of these technologies. Whether for the engineer, scientist, or student, this series is a must-have for any library.
About the authors:
Nitin Kumar, PhD,is an assistant professor in the Department of Processing and Food Engineering at CCS Haryana Agricultural University. He obtained his doctorate in the discipline of processing and food engineering from Punjab Agricultural University, India, focusing on the preparation and characterization of novel bio-nano composite materials for food packaging. His area of expertise includes food packaging, biopolymers, shelf-life extension, and transformation and valorization of horticultural co-products. He is actively working on several research projects with the USA, UK, and Germany.
Anil Panghal, PhD,is an assistant scientist in the Department of Processing and Food Engineering at CCS Haryana Agricultural University. Previously, he worked with Nestle as a production manager for nine years. His areas of expertise include bioprocessing, manufacturing, food chemistry, food science, and technology, FSMS, and nutrition. He obtained his PhD in food technology, focusing on the molecular and physicochemical quality aspects of commercial wheat varieties. He has published various research papers in reputed journals and chapters for international publishers.
M.K. Garg, PhD,is very well-known and respected in the field of food process engineering. After completing his PhD in agricultural structures and process engineering from the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, he started his career at Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar as an assistant professor in 1985. He is the former Dean of the College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, Hisar. He has been involved in the design, development, and field evaluation of various post-harvest machinery and processing equipment. He is a member of the Bureau of Indian Standards and has been a referee for several reputed research journals.
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