Course Name: Fundamentals of Food Process Engineering

Course abstract

Food Process engineering has become an important branch of applied engineering. Since post harvest processing is gaining impetus in our country, concepts ofbasic food structures and their processing are essential. Enormity of foodswith their diverse as well as specific unique characteristics demands special processing treatments. At the same time being biological commodities, their processing needs to meet the safety requirements as well. This course has been designed to impart the fundamental concepts of Food rheology, as well as thermal/non-thermal processing of foods. Drying being the most common technique followed for food preservation, a detailed discussion on drying has been incorporated. Food freezing has been covered and finally few important unit operationsof food engineering are discussed. A glimpse of non-thermal processing (High pressure processing, Pulsed electric field etc.) has also been included in the course.


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Jayeeta Mitra

Dr. Jayeeta Mitra is working as Assistant Professor in AGFE Dept., IIT Kharagpur Since 2014. Prior to this, she has worked as Assistant Professor in Centre of Food Science and Technology, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi and Food Process Engineering Department, National Institute of Technology Rourkela. She has studied B Tech in Agril. Engg from BCKV, Mohanpur; Masters in Process and Food Engineering Pantnagar, Uttarakhand and obtained her Ph.D from IIT Kharagpur. She has worked in drying for few years. She is currently working on Food Processing, Packaging and storage. She is member of AFST (I), ISAE and ASABE. She is the Associate Editor of the Journal JPTR, Springer.
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 Course Duration : Jul-Oct 2018

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 Enrollment : 18-Apr-2018 to 30-Jul-2018