A definitive guide to all major food drying techniques and equipment. It features latest technologies for meats, fruits, vegetables, and seafood; covers microbial issues and safety; and includes newest designs for drying systems and manufacturing lines.
Y. H. Hui received his Ph.D. degree from the University of California at Berkeley. He is currently a senior scientist with the consulting firm of Science Technology System in West Sacramento, California. He has authored, coauthored, edited, or coedited more than 30 books in food science, food technology, food engineering, and food laws, including Handbook of Food Product Manufacturing and Handbook of Food Science, Technology, and Engineering. He has guest-lectured in universities in North, Central, and South America as well as Europe, and Asia and is currently a consultant for the food industries, with an emphasis on food sanitation and food safety. E. Özgül Evranuz is a professor (1994-present) of food processing at the Food Engineering Department of Istanbul Technical University (ITU), Turkey. After graduating from the Chemical Engineering Department of Middle East Technical University (METU, 1971) in Ankara, Turkey, she began her academic career in the area of food technology. She holds M.S. degrees in chemical engineering (METU) and food science and management (University of London, Queen Elizabeth College) and a Ph.D. degree in chemical engineering (ITU). She is one of the founders of the Food Engineering Department of ITU. Her main interests are preservation, storage, and packaging of food plant materials. She has served as a book editor and has several publications in the field.