Encyclopedia of Agricultural, Food, and Biological Engineering by Dennis R. Heldman (Editor); Carmen I. Moraru (Editor)
Call Number: SAL 1&2 On campus shelving » QC858 .F86 S54 2005
Publication Date: 2010-10-21
Focuses on the processes used to produce raw agricultural materials and convert the raw materials into consumer products for distribution. It provides an improved understanding of the processes used in the production and manufacture of consumer products of agricultural origin. Examines the processes used to convert raw materials info safe, convenient, and nutritious foods. Applies engineering concepts and principles to production agriculture, including the design of machinery and structures used and the management of water required for these operations. Gives specific attention to crop production, including the harvesting, storage, and handling of major and minor crops. Covers food handling, storage, processing, packaging, and distribution, with specific emphasis on the design of facilities, equipment, and processes needed to deliver safe and high-quality food products to the consumer. Presents the common fundamentals that have evolved with other biological systems, including those in the environment and in humans.