Food and Package Engineering

Scott A. Morris

ISBN: 9788126566747

480 pages

Exclusively distributed by Star Educational Books Distributors


INR 5995


Food Packaging Engineering is the first book designed around the systemic nature of the packaging industry. Structuring the text around the package use cycle, author Morris takes a holistic approach to the topic and covers topics more broadly than traditional texts which take a linear view of singular topics and often do not convey the interconnected, systemic nature of food packaging. This unique perspective provides a cohesive framework within which are discussed critical interrelated topics such as economics, politics and natural resources.




1. Basic Elements of Food Processing and Packaging

  • The Packaging Cycle  
  • Food Processing
  • The Information Cycle
  • Economics, Marketing and Packaging  
  • Fundamental Packaging Functions
  • Engineering Design versus Trial and Error


2. Engineering Basics

  • The Fundamental Concepts of Engineering Analysis
  • Basics of Engineering
  • Engineering Analysis
  • Mass Balances
  • Energy Balances and Thermodynamics
  • Mechanical, Electrical and Other Types of Non-thermal Energy
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Fluid Flow Systems
  • Rheology
  • Heat Transfer
  • Alternative Food Processing Technologies
  • Microwave Heating and Processing Principles
  • Refrigeration
  • Mass Transfer
  • Drying, Dehydration and Psychrometry
  • Appendixes


3. Raw Materials

  • Wood and Fiber
  • Ceramic Materials
  • Metals
  • Petrochemicals -- Oil and Natural Gas
  • Other Gases -- Propellants and Industrial Gases
  • Energy


4. Conversion of Raw Materials to Package Components

  • Paper
  • Glass
  • Metal Packaging Materials
  • Production of Steel
  • Aluminum Production
  • Plastics and Synthetic Polymers


5. Secondary Packaging Components

  • Closures
  • Glues and Adhesives
  • Other Bonding Agents
  • Aerosols
  • Microwave Packaging
  • Printing and Coding Processes
  • Coding, Scanning and Identification Methods


6. Processes Calculations and Their Applications

  • Thermal Processing
  • Calculation of Thermal Process Times
  • Thermal Process Calculations
  • Aseptic Packaging
  • Commercial Microwave Processing
  • Alternate Processing Technologies
  • Light-Based Processing
  • Pulsed and Oscillating EMF Treatments
  • Ultrasonic Methods
  • High-Pressure Processing
  • Refrigeration and Freezing of Foods
  • Drying of Foods
  • Freeze-Drying
  • Irradiation
  • Concentration and Separation of Food Products


7. Food Preservation and Shelf Life

  • Introduction
  • Deterioration of Food Products
  • Shelf Life Testing
  • Examples of Specific Chemical Degradation Reactions
  • Environmental Agents and Shelf Life Reduction
  • Water Activity and Water Mobility
  • Microbial Product Changes
  • Shelf Life Extension by Preservative Agents
  • Package-Product Interaction 278
  • Active Packaging
  • Packaging and Shelf Life of Specific Food Types
  • Appendixes


8. Packaging Machinery, Filling and Plant Operations

  • Machinery Types
  • Machinery Acquisition
  • Plant Operations
  • Production Optimization
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Inventory Management Techniques
  • Manufacturing Quality Assurance and Quality Control
  • Hypothesis Testing as a Problem-Solving Tool
  • Ergonomics


9. Transportation, Distribution and Product Damage

  • Energy Efficiency
  • Distribution and Warehousing
  • Distribution Packaging
  • Response of Packages to Shipping and Handling
  • Dynamic Considerations in Packaging
  • Packaging Design for the Dynamic Environment
  • Package Design and Testing


10. Food Regulation, Safety Systems and Security

  • Food and Packaging Regulation History
  • Food and Packaging Laws and Their Related Agencies
  • Food Safety and Security Systems
  • Food Security


11. Closing the Loop -- Disposal, Re-use, Recycling and the Environment

  • Re-use of Containers
  • Recycling
  • Disposal and Landfills
  • Packaging Waste Programs Outside the United States
  • Incineration
  • Composting
  • The Economics of Waste Handling
  • Sustainability


12. Future Developments and Technologies

  • The Gartner Hype Cycle
  • Change and Chaos
  • Economic Changes
  • Information Technologies
  • Connectivity
  • Engineering Biological Systems
  • Materials Sciences
  • Resource Scarcity
  • Changes in the Nature of Change


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