This programme intends to meet the technological and research needs of the food industry by combining food engineering, process improvement and new control and processing technologies. The main research lines include the modelling of food processing with heat and mass transfer operations, the simulation and control of processes, the improvement of technologies traditionally used to increase the quality, safety and sensory attributes of food, consumer attitudes and perceptions and process efficiency. It also assesses the implementation of new technologies that have not been traditionally used for food processing, control and preservation.
Relevant scientific publications:
Kartakoullis, A., Comaposada, J., Cruz-Carrión, A., Serra, X., & Gou, P. (2019). Feasibility study of smartphone-based Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) for salted minced meat composition diagnostics at different temperatures. Food Chemistry, 278, 314-321. doi:10.1016/j.foodchem.2018.11.054 http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12327/465
Coll-Brasas, E., Arnau, J., Gou, P., Lorenzo, J., García-Pérez, J., & Fulladosa, E. (2019). Effect of high pressure processing temperature on dry-cured hams with different textural characteristics. Meat Science, 152, 127-133. doi:10.1016/j.meatsci.2019.02.014 http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12327/294
Font-i-Furnols, M., Brun, A., & Gispert, M. (2019). Intramuscular fat content in different muscles, locations, weights and genotype-sexes and its prediction in live pigs with computed tomography. Animal, 13(3), 666-674. doi:10.1017/s1751731118002021 http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12327/67
Terriente-Palacios, C., Diaz, I., & Castellari, M. (2019). A validated ultra-performance liquid chromatography with diode array detection coupled to electrospray ionization and triple quadrupole mass spectrometry method to simultaneously quantify taurine, homotaurine, hypotaurine and amino acids in macro- and microalgae. Journal Of Chromatography A, 1589, 83-92. doi:10.1016/j.chroma.2018.12.058 http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12327/247