Handbook of Farm, Dairy and Food Machinery
Publisher: Springer | ISBN: 1402059132 | edition 2007 | PDF | 1000 pages | 10,6 mb
The Handbook of Farm, Dairy, and Food Machinery, is a comprehensive reference for engineers who design and build farm machinery, processing equipment, shipping containers and packaging, as well as storage equipment. This book is written by twenty-two of the leading engineers in the world and gives both a broad and technically detailed look at these critical parts of any farm-to-fork operation.
The first three chapters are an excellent overview of food engineering, regulations, and safety, including the new USDA regulations for certified organic processing. The second section of the book covers farm machinery design for tillage, planting, cultivation, and harvesting; grain harvesting and storage; and milking machinery design. The third section of the book covers food processing operating systems and machinery design. The final two chapters are dedicated solely to food packaging systems and machinery design. Each chapter includes the state-of-the-art in technology for each subject and is infused with numerous illustrations, tables, and references.