Soft matter approaches as enablers for food macroscale simulation

A.K. Datta, R.G.M. van der Sman, T. Gulati, A. Warning

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Macroscopic deformable multiphase porous media models have been successful in describing many complex food processes. However, the properties needed for such detailed physics-based models are scarce and consist of primarily empirical models obtained from experiment. Likewise, driving forces such as swelling pressure have also been approached empirically, without physics-based explanations or prediction capabilities. Soft matter based prediction of properties will provide an additional avenue to obtaining properties and also provide a deeper and critical understanding of how these properties change with composition, temperature and other process variables.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)435-459
JournalFaraday Discussions
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • multiphase porous-media
  • free-volume theory
  • moisture transport
  • mechanical-properties
  • mass-transfer
  • hydraulic conductance
  • model development
  • large-deformation
  • fluid transport
  • wetting liquid

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