752-3021-00L  Food Process Design and Optimization

SemesterAutumn Semester 2020
LecturersE. J. Windhab
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


752-3021-00 GFood Process Design and Optimization2 hrs
Wed08:15-10:00CAB G 11 »
E. J. Windhab

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AbstractS-PRO2 scheme and quantitative understanding of process-structure functions. Process characterisation by dimension analysis. Optimization aspects/criteria for stirring, mixing, dispersing, spraying and extrusion flow processes of multiphase multi-scale structured food systems. Up- and down-scaling and industrial applications.
Training by case studies from research and industrial production.
ObjectiveQuantitative process analysis and derivation of process-structure functions for complex liquid or semi-liquid food systems with non-Newtonial flow properties. Handling of optimisation and up-/down-scaling procedures.
ContentS-PRO2 scheme, reverse engineering approach, dimension analysis, Metzner-Otto and Rieger Novack design schemes of stirred reactors for non-Newtonian fluid processing, mixing/mixing statistics, mixing characteristics, power charac-teristics, dispersing characteristics, dispersing processes in rotor/ stator and membrane devices, spray processing, extrusion processing, diverse case studies for design and scaling of processes for food structure processing
Lecture notesprinted handouts (ca. 180)
LiteratureList of ca. 30 papers and 5 books given in course

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Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits4 credits
ExaminersE. J. Windhab
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.

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Food Science MasterDisciplinary SubjectsW+Information
Food Science MasterFood Process DesignW+Information