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Food Products and their Preservation by Refrigeration

  • P. C. Koelet
  • T. B. Gray
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Abstract

Why and how do we use refrigerating techniques to conserve food? Refrigeration is not a goal in itself but simply a means of prolonging the usable life of food. Of course, it does achieve other goals, but to a great extent, dealing with refrigeration is dealing with improvements in the quality of human life and optimizing conditions for human comfort: it serves computer installations, laboratories and hospitals, as well as conserving medicines and food. It is essential for a refrigeration engineer to have some background knowledge about life in general and the composition of food products in particular.

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© P. C. Koelet 1992

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  • T. B. Gray

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