Phase Transitions In Foods by Yrjö H. Roos

Phase Transitions In Foods

byYrjö H. Roos, Yrjo H RoosEditorSteve Taylor

Hardcover | June 2, 1995

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Assembling recent research and theories, this book describes the phase and state transitions that affect technological properties of biological materials occurring in food processing and storage. It covers the role of water as a plasticizer, the effect of transitions on mechanical and chemical changes, and the application of modeling in predicting stability rates of changes. The volume presents methods for detecting changes in the physical state and various techniques used to analyze phase behavior of biopolymers and food components. This book should become a valuable resource for anyone involved with food engineering, processing, storage, and quality, as well as those working on related properties of pharmaceuticals and other biopolymers. Key Features* Contains descriptions of nonfat food solids as"biopolymers"which exhibit physical properties that are highly dependent on temperature, time, and water content* Details the effects of water on the state and stability of foods* Includes information on changes occuring in state and physicochemical properties during processing and storage* The only book on phase and state transitions written specifically for the applications in food industry, product development, and research* No recent competition

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Prof. Roos is associated with the University College Cork, Ireland. His teaching and research activities involve food materials science including glass transition. More specifically, his main research interests include crystallization, freezing, dehydration, encapsulation, reaction kinetics, state transitions and water relations of foo...

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Title:Phase Transitions In FoodsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:360 pages, 9.25 × 6.5 × 0.98 inPublished:June 2, 1995Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0125953402

ISBN - 13:9780125953405

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Table of Contents

Preface. Introduction to Phase Transitions. Physical State and Molecular Mobility. Methodology. Water and Phase Transitions. Food Components and Polymers. Prediction of the Physical State. Time-Dependent Phenomena. Mechanical Properties. Reaction Kinetics. Food Processing and Storage. Subject Index.

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This book describes important phase and state transitions that affect technological properties of biological materials occurring in food processing and storage. Covering the role of water as a plasticizer, the effect of transitions on mechanical and chemical changes, and the application of modeling in predicting stability and rates of changes, this volume brings together the most recent research and theories in the area of phase and state transitions in foods.

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"Collates a wealth of information that constitutes a reference source not only for food technologists and engineers but also, and perhaps more importantly, for proteins chemists, microbiologists, enzymologists, and the like, although they may not realize it without a careful reading...The book is the first to draw together salient information on phase and state transitions and the consequences of those transitions on the mechanical and physicochemical properties of foods, polymers, and some biological materials. As such, the book will become an essential reference text."--Malcolm Potts, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in JOURNAL OF FOOD COMPOSITION AND ANALYSIS