Fouling models for heat exchangers

Sundar Balsubramanian, Virendra Puri, Soojin Jun

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One of the most critical and widely used unit operations in the food processing industry is thermal treatment. Heat exchangers offer an effective and ef cient means of heat utilization through heat recycling and better heat transfer. During heat treatment the food products undergo structural and chemical changes. Owing to changes occurring in the food product some of the constituents like proteins and minerals precipitate resulting in lm-like deposits which adhere to the food processing equipment surface. These deposits are generally referred to as foulants and this phenomenon of deposition of food constituents on the equipment surface is termed fouling.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFood Processing Operations Modeling
Subtitle of host publicationDesign and Analysis, Second Edition
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)9781420055542
ISBN (Print)9781420055535
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2008


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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Balsubramanian, S., Puri, V., & Jun, S. (2008). Fouling models for heat exchangers. In Food Processing Operations Modeling: Design and Analysis, Second Edition (pp. 235-262). CRC Press.