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Alternatives to Conventional Food Processing: Edition 2 Editor: Andrew Proctor


About this book

Traditional thermal and freezing processing techniques have been effective in maintaining a safe high quality food supply. However, increasing energy costs and the desire to purchase environmentally responsible products have been a stimulus for the development of alternative technologies. Furthermore, some products can undergo quality loss at high temperatures or freezing, which can be avoided by many alternative processing methods.

This second edition of Alternatives to Conventional Food Processing provides a review of the current major technologies that reduce energy cost and reduce environmental impact while maintaining food safety and quality. New technologies have been added and relevant legal issues have been updated. Each major technology available to the food industry is discussed by leading international experts who outline the main principles and applications of each. The degree to which they are already in commercial use and developments needed to extend their use further are addressed.

This updated reference will be of interest to academic and industrial scientists and engineers across disciplines in the global food industry and in research, and to those needing information in greener or more sustainable technologies.

From the book series:
Green Chemistry Series

Book content

  • Principles of Green Food Processing
  • European and US Law and Policy on Green Food Processing Issues
  • Advances in Supercritical Fluid Extraction
  • Supercritical Fluid Pasteurization and Food Safety
  • Membrane Separations in Food Processing
  • High Hydrostatic Pressure Processing
  • Ohmic Heating of Foods
  • Aqueous Enzymatic Oil Extraction
  • High-intensity Pulsed Light Food Processing
  • Ultrasonic Food Processing
  • Microwave Food Processing
  • Infra infrared food processing to improve food safety
  • Pulsed Electric Field Processing
  • Plasma Processing

The print version of this book is planned for release on 08 February 2018. Information about this book is subject to change without notice.

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This book contains 650 pages.

Publication details

Copyright year: 2018
Print ISBN: 978-1-78262-518-6
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