Food Preservation & Medical Refrigeration

Course Name: 

TH808 Food Preservation & Medical Refrigeration


M.Tech (Thermal Engineering)


Elective Courses (Ele)

Credits (L-T-P): 

(3-0-0) 3


Food Preservation - Refrigeration systems used in cold and frozen food storage. Factors affecting quality of food and estimation of thermal properties of food materials. Freezing and thawing of foods. Evaluation of heat transfer coefficients in freezers. Study of quick freezing systems. Dehydration of foods. Tunnel drying of food materials. Tray and component driers. Freeze drying. Calculation of freeze drying time. Household freezing and storage equipments. Packing materials for frozen foods and refrigerated transport of frozen foods.


ASHRAE Hand books Aurel Ciobanu et al. Cooling Technology in the Food Industry, Abacus press Farrall A.W., Food Engineering Systems, Vol 1-Operations, AVI Publishing Co. Inc. Stuart Thorne, Development in food preservation, Applied Science Publications. Heat transfer/Refrigeration/Thermodynamics data handbook


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Department of Mechanical Engineering, NITK, Surathkal
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Karnataka, India.

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