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Microwave Technology Handbook from C.H.I.P.S.

Handbook of Microwave Technology for Food Applications

edited by Ashim K. Datta
and R.C. Anantheswaran


This interdisciplinary volume provides a comprehensive overview of microwave processing in a single accessible source.

Handbook of Microwave Technology for Food Applications focuses on uniformity as the primary challenge of heating food safely and conveniently with microwave technology.

Features

  • Outline of the component hardware of a microwave system as well as instrumentation and measurement techniques
  • Description of temperature and moisture changes and their effect on microwave absorption
  • Clarification of guiding principles for heating complex food systems in specially developed packages
  • Cavity heating and flavor, microbial, and enzymatic changes that occur during microwave heating
  • Strategies for product development of microwaveable foods
  • Industrial microwave processes and effective home use of microwave ovens
  • And more!

Contents

  1. Fundamental Physical Aspects of Microwave Absorption and Heating

    1. Electromagnetics: Fundamental Aspects and Numerical Modeling
    2. Electromagnetics of Microwave Heating: Magnitude and Uniformity of Energy Absorption in an Oven
    3. Dielectric Properties of Food Materials and Electric Field Interactions
    4. Fundamentals of Heat and Moisture Transport for Microwaveable Food Product and Process Development

  2. Chemical and Biological Changes Due to Heating

    1. Generation and Release of Food Aromas Under Microwave Heating
    2. Bacterial Destruction and Enzyme Inactivation During Microwave Heating

  3. Processing Systems and Instrumentation

    1. Consumer, Commercial, and Industrial Microwave Ovens and Heating Systems
    2. Measurement and Instrumentation

  4. Processes at Industry and Home

    1. Microwave Processes for the Food Industry
    2. Basic Principles for Using a Home Microwave Oven

  5. Product and Process Development

    1. Ingredient Interactions and Product Development for Microwave Heating
    2. Packaging Techniques for Microwaveable Foods

  6. Safety

    1. Safety in Microwave

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