Drying is an important unit operation used in the industry for processing and preservation of food products. Food industry always looks for cost effective and energy efficient drying techniques to commercially succeed in their ventures and to fulfill demand of high quality dried food products. Although a large volume of technical literature is available on drying of foods, it is still quite challenging for scientists and engineers to improve upon the existing drying systems and quality of the products. The book consists of 14 chapters detailing freeze drying, atmospheric freeze drying, swell drying, multi-flash drying, electro-hydrodynamic drying, pulse combustion drying, foam mat drying, ultrasound- assisted drying and fluidized bed drying. It also includes chapters which are commodity-specific such as mushroom drying, drying and roasting of cocoa and coffee beans. The degradation mechanism and kinetics of vitamin C degradation in fruits and vegetables, kinetics modeling of drying process for the recovery of bioactive compounds and energy calculation procedures for dryers is also covered which would be helpful to improve dryer operation and efficiency.
1. Freeze Drying R.C. Verma and G.P. Sharma 2. Atmospheric Freeze Drying Sadhana Sharma, Prabhat K Nema and Siddhartha Singha 3. Multi-flash Drying to Produce Dried and Crisp Foods J.B. Laurindo, B.A.M. Carciofi, R.L. Monteiro, and J.V. Link 4. Swell Drying Sabah Mounir, Tamara Allaf and Karim Allaf 5. Drying of Food Materials in Fluidised Beds Andreas Bück and Evangelos Tsotsas 6. Electrohydrodynamic Drying Harjeet Singh Brar and Ashutosh Singh 7. Pulse Combustion Drying Wu Zhonghua 8. Foam Mat Drying Sabah Mounir 9. Ultrasound Application in Food Drying Deepti Dashora and Prabhat K. Nema 10. Drying and Roasting of Cocoa and Coffee Beans C.L. Hii, A.S. Menon and C.L. Chiang 11. Processing and Drying of Mushroom Anjaly Shanker M., Sunil Pareek and Prabhat K. Nema 12. The Degradation Mechanism and Kinetics of Vitamin C in Fruits and Vegetables During Thermal Processing Jun Wang, Chung-Lim Law, A.S. Mujumdar and Hong-Wei Xiao 13. Energy Calculations for Dryers Panagiotis A Michailidis and Magdalini K. Krokida 14. Modelling of Drying for the Recovery of Bioactive Compounds Junior Franck Ekorong Akouan Anta, Robert Ndjouenkeu and KSMS Raghavarao