Databases \ Encyclopedia of Agricultural, Food, and Biological Engineering


Covers the development and design of procedures, equipment, and systems utilized in the production and conversion of raw materials into food and nonfood consumer goods. Emphasizes and illustrates the engineering processes associated with the production of materials with agricultural origin.

Entries cover animal production systems, such as farm processing techniques; storage and transportation of raw commodities; the most recent developments in precision agriculture; the operations associated with food processing such as heating, cooling, freezing, thermal and nonthermal preservation, drying, and packaging; regulatory requirements for cleaning and sanitation of equipment; the handling and treatment of food wastes; processes for biological materials including fermentation and separation.