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Record number 508530
Title More efficient mushroom canning through pinch and exergy analysis
Author(s) Paudel, Ekaraj; Sman, Ruud G.M. van der; Westerik, Nieke; Awasthi, Ashutosh; Dewi, Belinda P.C.; Boom, Remko M.
Source Journal of Food Engineering 195 (2017). - ISSN 0260-8774 - p. 105 - 113.
Department(s) Food Process Engineering
Food Technology
Physics and Physical Chemistry of Foods
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2017
Keyword(s) Canned mushroom production - Exergy - Pinch analysis - Sustainability

Conventional production of canned mushrooms involves multiple processing steps as vacuum hydration, blanching, sterilization, etc. that are intensive in energy and water usage. We analyzed the current mushroom processing technique plus three alternative scenarios via pinch and exergy analysis. The product yield, utility use, exergy loss, and water use are used as sustainability indicators. Whilst re-arrangement of the production process could maximally save up to 28% of the heat input and up to 25% of the water usage, the most important improvement is obtained by re-using blanch water, which improves the overall yield of the preservation and canning process by 9%, also saving water and exergy use in the production.

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