Special Issue "Nonthermal and Advanced Food Processing Technologies: Industry 4.0 and Sustainability"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2020.
Interests: nonthermal processing; advanced thermal processing; sustainability; industry 4.0; food chemistry; food biophysics; digitalisation; sinergy nonthermal processing
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The aim of this special issue is to invite groundbreaking research idea focused on application of nonthermal and advanced thermal food processing techniques in research and industry. Up to now, nonthermal technologies include high power ultrasound, pulsed electric fields, high voltage electrical discharge, high pressure processing, UV-LED, pulsed light, e-beam, and advanced thermal food processing techniques includes microwave processing, ohmic heating, high pressure homogenization etc. Review papers on the state of the art of the tools of industry 4.0, including smart manufacturing, simulations and process integrations that are applied or can be implemented in the food industry are of great interest. Reviews on digitalization, internet of things (IoT), additive technologies (3D printing), cloud data storage, smart sensors connected with application of nonthermal and advanced thermal technologies as well as synergy of combination and connective application of nonthermal technologies and advanced thermal technologies will be highly welcomed. Research and review papers on the application of artificial intelligence (AI), deep learning, machine learning, cybersecurity and blockchain future application in nonthermal and advanced thermal processing will be highly welcomed. The idea of applying the aforementioned nonthermal and advanced thermal techniques is lower working temperatures, reduce energy consumption, lower carbon footprint, reduce water depletion and improve life cycle assessment parameters. Nonthermal and advanced thermal technologies can be applied also as sustainable techniques working in line with the sustainable development goals (SDG) and Agenda 2030 issued by United Nations (UN).
The idea is to bring to the reader new information on the application of nonthermal technologies and advanced thermal technologies with the aim of founding future smart factories in the food processing industry. This special issue will highlight the current application of nonthermal and advanced thermal food processing techniques consistent with the dictates of the industry 4.0 and sustainable developments strategic guidelines. Future focus will be on groundbreaking ideas of application of those techniques related to artificial intelligence (AI), deep learning, machine learning, cybersecurity and blockchain future application.Prof. Dr. Anet Režek Jambrak
Prof. Dr. Farid Chemat
Prof. Dr. Giovanna Ferrari
Dr. Sanda Pleslić
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- nonthermal techniques
- advanced thermal techniques
- industry 4.0
- internet of things (IoT)
- additive technologies (3D printing)
- artificial intelligence (AI), cybersecurity