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Case Studies in Novel Food Processing Technologies by F Feeherry, C Doona, K Kustin

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Industrial microwave heating of food: principles and three case studies of its commercialization

R.F. Schiffmann,     RF Schiffmann Associates, Inc., USA

Abstract:

This chapter will examine three unique and, for a time, very successful microwave food processes, but only one of the three is still in operation today. Following an historical introduction to microwave processing, the chapter continues with discussions of the fundamentals of microwave heating – what microwaves are, their properties and how they heat. A brief description of the elemental components of microwave processing systems follows. Then, three cases are described in detail: microwave donut processing; microwave processing of sausage patties; microwave cooking and drying ...

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