SpringerBriefs in Food, Health, and Nutrition

Food Freezing and Thawing Calculations

Authors: Pham, Quang Tuan

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Freezing time and freezing heat load are the two most important factors determining the economics of food freezers. This Brief will review and describe the principal methods available for their calculation. The methods can be classified into analytical methods, which rely on making physical simplifications to be able to derive exact solutions; empirical methods, which use regression techniques to derive simplified equations from experimental data or numerical calculations and numerical methods, which use computational techniques such as finite elements analysis to solve the complete set  of equations describing the physical process. The Brief will evaluate the methods against experimental data and develop guidelines on the choice of method. Whatever technique is used, the accuracy of the results depends crucially on the input parameters such as the heat transfer coefficient and the product's thermal properties. In addition, the estimation methods and data for these parameters will be reviewed and their impacts on the calculations will be evaluated. Freezing is often accompanied by mass transfer (moisture loss, solute absorption), super cooling and nucleation and may take place under high pressure conditions; therefore methods to take these phenomena into account will also be reviewed.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Food Freezing and Thawing Calculations
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Food, Health, and Nutrition
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
The Author
eBook ISBN
978-1-4939-0557-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-0557-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-0556-0
Series ISSN
2197-571X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 153
Number of Illustrations and Tables
23 b/w illustrations, 21 illustrations in colour
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