Ultrasound Technology in Dairy Processing

  • Jayani Chandrapala
  • Bogdan Zisu

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Molecular Science book series (BRIEFSMOLECULAR)

Also part of the Ultrasound and Sonochemistry book sub series (ULSONO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. Jayani Chandrapala, Bogdan Zisu
    Pages 1-40

About this book


This SpringerBrief provides an overview of the use of ultrasound in various dairy applications, highlighting their significant benefits for the dairy industry, including energy savings and product improvement. It describes in detail the physical and chemical effects of high- and low-frequency power ultrasound in specific applications such as emulsification, ultrafiltration, crystallisation, inactivation of microbes, functionality modifications of secondary dairy products and fat separation.

Although to date the majority of these applications have only been proven in the laboratory, some have been successfully implemented on a larger scale. By offering a concise review that includes the transition from laboratory-scale projects to large-scale commercialization, this SpringerBrief fills a gap in the literature.

Ultrasound processing has the advantage of minimising flavour loss, increasing homogeneity, reducing energy requirements, reducing processing times, enhancing end-product quality, reducing chemical and physical hazards and lowering the environmental impact compared to conventional dairy processes. As a result, the use of ultrasound in the dairy industry has become a hot topic and has generated considerable research interest in recent years. The SpringerBrief is intended for industry professionals, researchers and graduate students with a basic understanding of simple ultrasound, especially those starting on a new topic of research or coming into the field.


Ultrasound in Dairy Applications Energy Efficient Dairy Industry Filtration Microbial Inactivation Homogenisation Emulsification Crystallization Heat Stability Viscosity Environment Friendly Dairy Production Dairy Improvement with Ultrasound

Authors and affiliations

  • Jayani Chandrapala
    • 1
  • Bogdan Zisu
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Biosciences and Food Technology, School of ScienceRMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Department of Biosciences and Food Technology, School of ScienceRMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-93481-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-93482-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5407
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5415
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