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Special Issue "Innovation and Optimization of Agro-Food Industry"
A special issue of Foods (ISSN 2304-8158). This special issue belongs to the section "Food Engineering and Technology".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (24 March 2023) | Viewed by 2815
Special Issue Editors
Interests: deals with the innovation and optimization of agro-food industry equipment and plants, design of the food pilot plants and their implementation in the industrial environmental; sensors and real time process control; processes settings; influence of the machine design parameters on food quality; other scientific targets are the waste management; composting systems, harvesting mechanization system and harvesting machine
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Interests: deals with theoretical and practical topics relating to agricultural machinery (i.e. precision farming machines), food plants and their safe use in the workplace; the research developed has been the result of the interaction with research institutes and manufacturers companies of machinery for the agro-industry, which enabled the development of many precompetitive prototypes
Special Issue Information
The development, in recent years, of the agri–food sector, has been assisted by technological innovation. The implementation of new scientific and technological knowledge, and its applications in production, transformation and conservation processes, favors the growth of the food sector.
Starting from the needs and problems encountered in the agri–food and industry sectors, numerous research studies to improve the processes of collection, storage, transformation and packaging of products have the opportunity to establish themselves, showing and consolidating innovative technologies and processes. The focus is on technologies for monitoring and evaluating products in the field before harvesting, with image analysis, technologies for product preservation (post-harvest) based on physical and non-chemical principles, new harvesting techniques functional to a reduction in time and improvement of product quality, and new techniques to be implemented in production processes for product transformation, such as heat exchangers, microwaves, pulsed electric fields and ultrasounds.
In addition to technological improvements to increase product performance and quality, the sustainability of the process is also of considerable interest for the evolution of equipment and systems. Circular processes that re-use, re-purpose and recycle natural resources, and reduce waste and environmental impact, need to be developed.
All production processes, including those in the food sector, must increasingly focus on digitization and artificial-intelligence-driven technologies to increase production efficiency and flexibility (industry 4.0) and provide a different focus and emphasize the importance of research and innovation to support industry in its long-term service to humanity within planetary boundaries (industry 5.0).
The objective in this Special Issue of Foods is the publication of innovative, original and avant-garde techniques and technologies in order to better communicate the evolution of plants and equipment, as well as exploring topics such as the ecological transition of the sector to the implementation of industry-4.0-enabling technologies and the new vision of industry 5.0. These multi- and interdisciplinary publications will also demonstrate the possibility of guaranteeing a circular economy with the recovery of by-products.
Prof. Dr. Antonia Tamborrino
Prof. Dr. Alessandro Leone
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Foods is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
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