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Mass Transfer Equipment

  • George Saravacos
  • Athanasios E. Kostaropoulos
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Part of the Food Engineering Series book series (FSES)

Abstract

Mass transfer operations are used in several food process industries in various physical separations of components from liquids or solids for recovering valuable products, or for removing undesirable food or nonfood components. They differ from mechanical separations (Chap.  5) in the controlling transport mechanism, which is mass transfer at the molecular level, while mechanical separations are based on differences in macroscopic size, shape, and density of solid particles or pieces.

Keywords

Distillation equipment Ethanol distillation Essence recovery systems Solvent extraction Gas absorption Adsorption and ion exchange Crystallization 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • George Saravacos
    • 1
  • Athanasios E. Kostaropoulos
    • 2
  1. 1.NauplionGreece
  2. 2.AthensGreece

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