Modelling heat processing of dairy products

N. Hotrum, M.B. Fox, H. Lieverloo, E. Smit, P. de Jong, M.A.I. Schutyser

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This chapter discusses the application of computer modelling to optimise the heat processing of milk. The chapter first reviews types of heat processing equipment used in the dairy industry. Then, the types of objectives that can be achieved using model-based process optimisation are discussed. Commonly encountered deterministic and stochastic modelling approaches are addressed, before highlighting some future trends in computer modelling. The chapter includes two case studies of the optimisation of milk pasteurisation, which serve to demonstrate the main advantages and disadvantages of the different modelling approaches.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationImproving the safety and quality of milk. Volume 1: Milk production and processing
EditorsM.W. Griffiths
Place of PublicationUSA
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Publication series

NameWoodhead Food Series
PublisherWoodhead Publishing Limited


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