The Properties of Water in Foods ISOPOW 6

  • David S. Reid

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. High Moisture System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Anne-Marie Hermansson
      Pages 3-29
    3. Seong-Min Kim, Michael J. Mccarthy, David Bibbs, Pictiaw Chen
      Pages 30-39
  3. Intermediate Moisture Systems

  4. Low Moisture Systems

  5. Drying

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. W. J. Coumans, P. J. A. M. Kerkhof, E. A. Brink, W. M. Otten
      Pages 193-208
    3. E. Dumoulin, J. J. Bimbenet
      Pages 209-232
    4. S. Achanta, T. Nakamura, M. R. Okos
      Pages 253-271
  6. Freezing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 273-273
    2. Steven E. Lindow
      Pages 320-328
  7. Water at High Pressures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 367-367
    2. Jan P. P. Smelt, Patrick C. Wouters, A. Guus, F. Rijke
      Pages 398-417
  8. Biological Systems’ Response to Water Stress

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 439-439
    2. John H. Crowe, James S. Clegg, Lois M. Crowe
      Pages 440-455
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 505-514

About this book


Water is recognized as being a critically important determinant of the properties of many foods. It is therefore appropriate to devote a meeting to the topic. The first such meeting was organized by the late Ron Duckworth, and held in 1974 at the University of Strathclyde in Scotland. As a result of this first meeting, the organization known as International Symposium on the Properties of Water (ISOPOW) was born, and since that first ISOPOW meeting there have been five international meetings. At each meeting, participants from academia and from industry have shared state of the science information pertinent to the role of water in foods. Each meeting has served as a review of the current state of knowledge. ISOPOW 6 is the first of these meetings where Ron Duckworth's presence has not been felt, though he clearly attended the meeting in spirit. A lively group of academics and industrial scientists assembled in Santa Rosa, California, to discuss the current state of the science. As meeting chairperson, I must acknowledge the tremendous contributions made by the organizing committee, by the session chairpersons and by the central committee. Without all their help, nothing could have been achieved. Most important to the success of the meeting, however, was the very active participation of all attendees. In all seven sessions, the papers were excellent and their discussion was very spirited.


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Editors and affiliations

  • David S. Reid
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Food Science and TechnologyUniversity of CaliforniaDavisUSA

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