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Handbook of Farm, Dairy and Food Machinery Engineering

Handbook of Farm, Dairy and Food Machinery Engineering is the essential reference for engineers who need to understand those aspects of the food industry from farm machinery to food storage facilities to the machinery that processes and packages our foods.

The process of getting food from "farm to fork," as the saying goes, involves more than planting, harvesting, shipping, processing, packaging and distributing-though those are all key components. Effective and efficient food delivery systems are built around processes that maximize the effort while minimizing cost, time, and resource depletion.

This comprehensive reference is for engineers who design and build machinery and processing equipment, shipping containers, and packaging and storage equipment. It includes cutting-edge coverage of microwave vacuum application in grain processing, cacao processing, fruit and vegetable processing, ohmic heating of meat, facility design, closures for glass containers, double seaming, and much more.


Food process engineers, packagers and product development specialists

Hardbound, 760 Pages

Published: June 2013

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-385881-8


  • "This handbook by and for engineers begins with chapters on the food engineer, food regulations, and food safety engineering. Then it considers equipment for various aspects of farming, among them planting cultivation, grain harvesting, and milking. The rest of the book - over 500 pages - describes equipment and techniques for processing food as it moves from production to consumption."--Reference & Research Book News, December 2013


  • The Food Engineer - Felix H. Barron and Stephen V. Harrill

    Food Regulations - Kevin M. Keener

    Food Safety Engineering - Raghupathy Ramaswamy, Juhee Ahn, V. M. Balasubramaniam,
    Luis Rodriguez Saona, and Ahmed E. Yousef

    Farm Machinery Automation for Tillage, Planting Cultivation and Harvesting -Brian T. Adams

    Air Seeders for Conservation Tillage Crop Production -John Nowatzki

    Grain Harvesting Machinery -H. Mark Hanna and Graeme R. Quick

    Grain Storage Systems Design -Ray Bucklin, Sid Thompson, Michael Montross and Ali Abdel-Hadi

    Milking Machines and Milking Parlors -Douglas J. Reinemann

    Dairy Product Processing Equipment -H. Doug Goff

    Grain Processing Engineering -Imran Ahmad and Athapol Noomhorm

    Technology of Processing of Horticultural Crops - Conrad O Perera and Bronwen Smith

    Food Drying and Evaporation Processing Operations -William L. Kerr

    Food Freezing Technology -K. Muthukumarappan and Chenchaiah Marella

    Heat and mass transfer in food processing -Mohammed Farid

    Food Rheology -Qixin Zhong and Christopher R. Daubert

    Food Extruders -Mian N. Riaz

    Thermal Processing for Food Sterilization and Preservation -Arthur A. Teixeira

    Artificial Neural Network (ANN) Based Process Modeling -Mittal

    Design of Food Process Controls Systems -Mark T. Morgan and Timothy A. Haley

    Ohmic Pasteurization of Meat and Meat Products -James Lyng and Brian M. McKenna

    Food Processing Facility Design -Timothy J. Bowser

    Sanitary pump selection/application-Timothy J. Bowser

    Agricultural waste management in food processing -Conly L. Hansen and Dae Yeol Cheong

    Food Packaging Machinery -Harold A. Hughes

    Damage reduction of food products during transportation and handling -Jay Singh and S. Paul Singh


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