10. Computational Fluid Dynamics Applied in Pulsed Electric Field Preservation of Liquid Foods

  1. Kai Knoerzer,
  2. Pablo Juliano,
  3. Peter Roupas and
  4. Cornelis Versteeg
  1. Nicolás Meneses,
  2. Henry Jaeger and
  3. Dietrich Knorr

Published Online: 16 FEB 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470959435.ch10

Innovative Food Processing Technologies: Advances in Multiphysics Simulation

Innovative Food Processing Technologies: Advances in Multiphysics Simulation

How to Cite

Meneses, N., Jaeger, H. and Knorr, D. (2011) Computational Fluid Dynamics Applied in Pulsed Electric Field Preservation of Liquid Foods, in Innovative Food Processing Technologies: Advances in Multiphysics Simulation (eds K. Knoerzer, P. Juliano, P. Roupas and C. Versteeg), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470959435.ch10

Editor Information

  1. CSIRO Food and Nutritional Sciences, 671 Sneydes Road, Werribee, VIC 3030, Australia

Author Information

  1. Department of Food Biotechnology and Food Process Engineering, Technische Universität Berlin, Koenigin-Luise-Str. 22, D-14195 Berlin, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 FEB 2011
  2. Published Print: 25 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813817545

Online ISBN: 9780470959435

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Keywords:

  • computational fluid dynamics (CFD) - applied in pulsed electric field preservation of liquid foods;
  • pulsed electric field (PEF) treatment - a nonthermal food preservation technology;
  • CFD application - using commercial software packages for simulating PEF processing;
  • unsteady simulation of PEF batch processing;
  • partial differential equations - solved using time-dependent solver in COMSOL Multiphysics™;
  • geometric domain and numerical mesh - unsteady-state simulation;
  • equation system - using steady-state solver in COMSOL Multiphysics;
  • homogeneity of PEF treatment - continuous treatment chamber linked to electric field;
  • key aspect of maximum PEF effectiveness - performance of treatment chamber

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • PEF Treatment Chamber Design

  • Experimental Validation of PEF Simulations: A Review

  • Unsteady Simulation of PEF Batch Processing

  • Steady - State Simulation of Continuous PEF Processing

  • Improvement of the PEF Treatment Homogeneity

  • Turbulence Simulation in PEF Processing

  • Characterization of PEF Processing Conditions Assisted by Numerical Simulations

  • Conclusion and Outlook

  • Acknowledgments

  • Notation

  • References