Handbook of Farm, Dairy and Food Machinery Engineering - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780128148037

Handbook of Farm, Dairy and Food Machinery Engineering

3rd Edition

Editors: Myer Kutz
Paperback ISBN: 9780128148037
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 15th June 2019
Page Count: 806
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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.

Key Features

  • 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


Scientists and engineers in food planting, harvesting, production and transportation and in production of dairy products. Professionals, academics, postgraduate students, practitioners, consultants, maintenance engineers and technicians, manufacturers of equipment and builders of processing facilities

Table of Contents

1. The Food Engineer

2. Food Regulations

3. Engineering Properties of Food Materials

4. Food Safety Engineering

5. Farm Machinery Automation for Tillage, Planting, Cultivation and Harvesting

6. Air Seeders for Conservation Tillage Crop Production

7. UAS Applications

8. Grain Harvesting Machinery

9. Grain Storage Systems Design

10. Milking Machines and Milking Parlors

11. Dairy Product Processing Equipment

12. Grain Process Engineering

13. Technology of Processing of Horticultural Crops

14. Food Drying and Evaporation Processing Operations

15. Food Freezing Technology

16. Microwave Processing of Foods

17. Heat and Mass Transfer in Food Processing

18. Food Extruders

19. Food Extruders

20. Thermal Processing for Food Sterilization and Preservation

21. Artificial Neural Network (ANN) Based Process Modeling

22. Design of Food Process Controls Systems

23. Ohmic Pasteurization of Meat and Meat Products

24. Food Processing Facility Design

25. Sanitary Pump Selection and Use

26. Agricultural Waste Management in Food Processing

27. Food Packaging Machinery

28. Damage Reduction to Food Products During Transportation and Handling

29. Postharvest Traetments for Fresh Produce


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About the Editor

Myer Kutz

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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Myer Kutz Associates. Inc., Delmar, NY, USA

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