14. Characterization and Simulation of Ultraviolet Processing of Liquid Foods Using Computational Fluid Dynamics

  1. Kai Knoerzer,
  2. Pablo Juliano,
  3. Peter Roupas and
  4. Cornelis Versteeg
  1. Larry Forney1,
  2. Tatiana Koutchma2 and
  3. Zhengcai Ye3

Published Online: 16 FEB 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470959435.ch14

Innovative Food Processing Technologies: Advances in Multiphysics Simulation

Innovative Food Processing Technologies: Advances in Multiphysics Simulation

How to Cite

Forney, L., Koutchma, T. and Ye, Z. (2011) Characterization and Simulation of Ultraviolet Processing of Liquid Foods Using Computational Fluid Dynamics, 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.ch14

Editor Information

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 311 Ferst Drive, N.W., Atlanta, GA 30332, USA

  2. 2

    Guelph Food Research Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, 93 Stone Road West, Guelph, ON, N1G 5C9, Canada

  3. 3

    Bechtel Oil, Gas and Chemicals, Inc., 3000 Post Oak Blvd, Houston, TX 77056, USA

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:

  • characterization and simulation - of ultraviolet processing of liquid foods using computational fluid dynamics;
  • CFD modeling - in predicting microbial performance of Taylor–Couette reactor;
  • schematic of a Taylor–Couette reactor;
  • mathematical modeling of UV processing - of liquid foods using CFD;
  • commercial codes, solution procedures - SIMPLE algorithm, iterative solution to nonlinear equations;
  • inner cylinder - rotating while outer cylinder is stationary;
  • path lines of fluid - released from annular gaps displayed in X-Y-plane;
  • validation of CFD models - CFD modeling for evaluation of UV reactor performance, modeling of flow;
  • CFD simulation of UV processing of liquid foods - accurate representation of fluid flow field and summary of UV dosage intercepted by microbes

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction: UV Light Processing of Liquid Foods and Beverages

  • Mathematical Modeling of UV Processing of Liquid Foods Using CFD

  • Application of CFD Modeling to Predict Microbial Performance of the Taylor - Couette Reactor

  • Validation of CFD Models

  • Future Research Needs for Understanding of Performance of UV Reactors through CFD Modeling for Food Applications

  • Notation

  • References