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Extrusion Problems Solved

Food, Pet Food and Feed

Extrusion is widely used for the preparation of a variety of foodstuffs including breakfast cereals, snack food and pasta, as well as pet food and animal and aquaculture feed. Extrusion problems solved provides responses to more than 300 frequently asked questions about the process of food extrusion and the techniques and equipment involved, in a practical question-and-answer format.

The book is divided into twelve chapters for ease of reference: the opening chapters concentrate on introductory queries and on different components of an extruder system, followed by two chapters that help the reader select the correct type of extruder for a product. Chapters five and six discuss the impact of factors such as protein content and particle size on the extrusion process, while the use of pre-conditioners is discussed in chapter seven. The latter part of the book discusses specific types of extruder and die and knife assemblies, followed by a chapter on issues relating to drying extruded food products. The final chapter offers practical guidelines and rules of thumb for the most common issues relating to food and feed extrusion.

Written by two leading experts in the field, Extrusion problems solved is an essential reference source and troubleshooting guide for professionals working in food, pet food and feed extrusion. It will also be a valuable training resource for students of extrusion.

Hardbound, 184 Pages

Published: November 2011

Imprint: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-84569-664-1

Reviews

  • This is an extremely informative book, Trends in Food Science and Technology

Contents

  • Introduction to food and feed extrusion and related terminology; Components of a food or feed extrusion system; Selecting the right type of extruder: Single screw and twin screw extruders for food and feed production; Selecting the right type of extruder: Dry extruders and expanders for food and feed production; Impact of protein, starch, fat and fiber on extruded foods and feeds; Impact of particle size and other ingredients on extruded foods and feeds; Pre-conditioners in food and feed extrusion: Common problems and their solutions; Single screw extruders in food and feed extrusion: Common problems and their solutions; Twin screw extruders in food and feed extrusion: Common problems and their solutions; Die and knife assemblies in food and feed extrusion: Common problems and their solutions; Drying extruded food products: Common problems and their solutions; Practical considerations, rules of thumb and solutions to the most common problems in food and feed extrusion.

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