Innovative Technology in Food Analysis and Processing
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 April 2024 | Viewed by 10636
Interests: food processing optimization and effectiveness; breathable packaging design; food safety; post-harvest and storage technology; food waste recovery; lay-out and design of food-industry processing plants (pilot and industrial); quality control and assurance in food processing
Interests: energy saving and process analysis; cold storage room; automated systems of storage and packing; computer application in all agricultural activities and food processing; post-harvest and storage technology; packaging systems; food loss
The focus of this Special Issue is technological innovation in food analysis and processing, with particular emphasis on effectiveness and sustainability in terms of usable resources, time, energy and cost savings.
Anthropogenic pressure on the earth’s finite resources has generated serious concerns about the resilience of the contemporary food chains. By gathering your input, we aim to provide cost-effective and reliable solutions to scholars, researchers and stakeholders in the field of sustainable food production, and to promote the adoption of alternative approaches and/or ingredients in the current food-manufacturing system.
Original research articles and reviews are welcome.
Research areas may include (but are not limited to) the following topics:
- tech and biotech approaches to improving overall food quality;
- technologies for reducing or recovering water, food waste and energy in factories;
- exploitation of novel technologies for quality assessment or traceability of food;
- energetic characterization of food processes through modelling and in situ trials;
- alternative protein sources and production methods both for animal feed and food production;
- alternative packaging solutions and methods for extending shelf life;
- characterization and testing (using conventional or mild technologies, etc.) of alternative and local ingredients for healthier and more sustainable food production;
- food distribution and logistics; policies and laws regarding sustainable food processing.
Papers including the study and application of advanced ICT (nanosensors, IoT, blockchain) to the food industry are especially welcome.
We look forward to receiving your contributions.
Dr. Attilio Matera
Dr. Francesco Genovese
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- energy demand
- non-destructive food analyses
- food quality
- alternative ingredients
- food waste
- food processing
- energetic efficiency
- food packaging