Handbook of Farm, Dairy and Food Machinery Engineering

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Myer Kutz
Academic Press, Jun 15, 2019 - Technology & Engineering - 806 pages

Handbook of Agricultural and Farm Machinery, Third Edition, is the essential reference for understanding the food industry, from farm machinery, to dairy processing, food storage facilities and the machinery that processes and packages foods. Effective and efficient food delivery systems are built around processes that maximize efforts while minimizing cost and time. This comprehensive reference is for engineers who design and build machinery and processing equipment, shipping containers, and packaging and storage equipment. It includes coverage of microwave vacuum applications in grain processing, cacao processing, fruit and vegetable processing, ohmic heating of meat, facility design, closures for glass containers, double seaming, and more.

The book's chapters include an excellent overview of food engineering, but also regulation and safety information, machinery design for the various stages of food production, from tillage, to processing and packaging. Each chapter includes the state-of-the art in technology for each subject and numerous illustrations, tables and references to guide the reader through key concepts.

  • Describes the latest breakthroughs in food production machinery
  • Features new chapters on engineering properties of food materials, UAS applications, and microwave processing of foods
  • Provides efficient access to fundamental information and presents real-world applications
  • Includes design of machinery and facilities as well as theoretical bases for determining and predicting behavior of foods as they are handled and processed
 

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Contents

3 Engineering Properties of Food Materials
45
4 Food Safety Engineering
91
5 Farm Machinery Automation for Tillage Planting Cultivation and Harvesting
115
6 Air Seeders for Conservation Tillage Crop Production
133
7 Unmanned Aircraft Systems UAS Applications to Agriculture
149
8 Grain Harvesting Machinery
157
9 Grain Storage Systems Design
175
10 Milking Machines and Milking Parlors
225
18 Food Rheology
461
19 Food Extruders
483
20 Thermal Processing for Food Sterilization and Preservation
499
21 Artificial Neural Network Based Process Modeling
525
22 Design of Food Process Controls Systems
533
23 Ohmic Pasteurization of Meat and Meat Products
593
24 Food Processing Facility Design
623
25 Sanitary Pump Selection and Use
651

11 Dairy Product Processing Equipment
245
12 Grain Process Engineering
267
13 Technology of Processing of Horticultural Crops
299
14 Food Drying and Evaporation Processing Operations
353
15 Food Freezing Technology
389
16 Microwave Processing of Foods
417
17 Heat and Mass Transfer in Food Processing
439
26 Agricultural Waste Management in Food Processing
673
27 Food Packaging Machinery
717
28 Damage Reduction to Food Products During Transportation and Handling
741
Index
771
Back Cover
788
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About the author (2019)

Myer Kutz has been heading his own firm, Myer Kutz Associates, Inc., since 1990. For the past several years, he has focused on writing and developing engineering handbooks on a wide range of technical topics, such as mechanical, materials, biomedical, transportation, and environmentally conscious engineering. Earlier, his firm supplied consulting services to a large client roster, including Fortune 500 companies, scientific societies, and large and small publishers. 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. He is the author of nine books. He writes “The Scholarly Publishing Scene , a column for the magazine Against the Grain. He lives in Delmar, New York, with his wife, Arlene.

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