Handbook of Farm, Dairy and Food Machinery Engineering

Handbook of Farm, Dairy and Food Machinery Engineering

3rd Edition - June 15, 2019

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  • Editor: Myer Kutz
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128148044
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128148037

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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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 806
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2019
  • Published: June 15, 2019
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128148044
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128148037

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

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

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