Special Issue "Editorial Board Members’ Collection Series: "Food Process Modeling, Optimisation and Control""

A special issue of Foods (ISSN 2304-8158). This special issue belongs to the section "Food Engineering and Technology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2023 | Viewed by 108

Special Issue Editors

Department of Food Science, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Pingtung, Taiwan
Interests: emerging food processing technologies; ohmic heating; cold plasma; ultrasound; waste valorization; extraction
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Department of Food Science and Technology, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
Interests: functional food processing; food systems engineering; emerging food processing technology; oral processing and in vitro digestion; baking; dairy; drying

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Mathematical modeling is essential to the in-depth understanding of food processes and improving their efficacy and efficiency. It is also a key element of Industry 4.0. However, the nonlinear nature of food processing and the wide range of processing parameters necessitate advanced computer-based approaches for model development and validation. Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) approaches are among the latest. At the same time, optimization is an important aspect of food process engineering that maximizes yield and quality attributes and minimizes waste and energy consumption. Researchers have employed various optimization approaches including response surface methodology (RSM), Taguchi method, as well as AI and ML. Meanwhile, process control plays a crucial role in the modern food industry to ensure process safety, deliver products of high quality, and generate the minimum amount of wastage and effluents. Nonlinear control techniques are of particular relevance to food manufacturing processes. ‘Food process modeling, optimization, and control’ has been chosen as the theme for this volume of the editorial board members’ collection series. We cordially invite active researchers and experts to share their latest findings in this important area of research. 

Dr. Mohsen Gavahian
Prof. Dr. Weibiao Zhou
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • food process engineering
  • mathematical modeling
  • process optimization
  • artificial intelligence
  • machine learning
  • response surface methodology
  • Taguchi approach
  • process control

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