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Handbook of Food Factory Design

  • A 'how-to' of food factory design

  • Multi-disciplinary content aimed at wide range of professionals

  • Reference guide for both students and instructors

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

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Table of contents (20 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction

    • C. G. J. Baker
    Pages 1-10
  3. Process Considerations

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 11-11
    2. Process Specification

      • D. L. Pyle
      Pages 13-49
    3. Food-Processing Equipment

      • C. Skjöldebrand
      Pages 51-77
    4. Hygienic Design of Food-Processing Equipment

      • C. G. J. Baker
      Pages 79-118
    5. Movement of Materials

      • R. C. Kill
      Pages 119-145
    6. Safety and Health

      • C. G. J. Baker
      Pages 171-198
    7. Protecting the Environment

      • C. G. J. Baker, H. M. S. Lababidi
      Pages 199-228
    8. Use of Computers in the Design of Food-Manufacturing Facilities

      • D. Hartono, G. Joglekar, M. Okos
      Pages 257-279
  4. Factory Infrastructure

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 281-281
    2. Site Considerations

      • K. P. Sutton
      Pages 283-296
    3. Design Principles

      • P. J. Wallin
      Pages 297-324
    4. Construction: Techniques and Finishes

      • K. P. Sutton
      Pages 325-353
  5. Utilities and Services

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 355-355
    2. Steam Systems

      • N. Riches
      Pages 357-383
    3. Refrigeration Systems

      • S. J. James
      Pages 385-402
    4. Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning

      • G. L. Quarini
      Pages 403-426

About this book

Food manufacturing has evolved over the centuries from kitchen industries to modern, sophisticated production operations. A typical food factory includes the food processing and packaging lines, the buildings and exterior landscaping, and the utility-supply and waste-treatment facilities. As a single individual is unlikely to possess all the necessary skills required to facilitate the design, the task will undoubtedly be undertaken by an interdisciplinary team employing a holistic approach based on a knowledge of the natural and biological sciences, most engineering disciplines, and relevant legislation. In addition, every successful project requires a competent project manager to ensure that all tasks are completed on time and within budget.

This Handbook attempts to compress comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of these areas into a single volume. The multi-disciplinary nature of the subject matter should facilitate more informed communication between individual specialists on the team. It should also provide useful background information on food factory design for a wider range of professionals with a more peripheral interest in the subject: for example, process plant suppliers, contractors, HSE specialists, retailers, consultants, and financial institutions. Finally, it is hoped that it will also prove to be a valuable reference for students and instructors in the areas of food technology, chemical engineering, and mechanical engineering, in particular.

Christopher G. J. Baker is a Chartered Chemical Engineer whose interests range from food process design to industrial drying. He worked in the UK food industry for several years before moving to the Middle East, where he was Professor of Chemical Engineering at Kuwait University.  He recently returned to the UK and is currently involved in a number of consultancy assignments. 

Keywords

  • chemical engineering
  • food factory
  • food manufacturing
  • food technology
  • mechanical engineering

Editors and Affiliations

  • Chemical Engineering Department, Kuwait University, Kuwait

    Christopher G. J. Baker

About the editor

Christopher G. J. Baker is a Chartered Chemical Engineer whose interests range from food process design to industrial drying. He worked in the UK food industry for several years before moving to the Middle East, where he was Professor of Chemical Engineering at Kuwait University.  He recently returned to the UK and is currently involved in a number of consultancy assignments.                                           

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 149.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-4614-7450-0
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 199.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 279.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)