Processing Technologies in Agro-Industry


At the end of this course the student will have acquired knowledge, skills and competences to:

1-Master the fundamental concepts and methodologies related to the agro-industrial sector, diagnosing problems and studying and applying methodologies for calculating the production lines in different segments of the food industry.

2-Develop the ability to interpret and analyze manufacturing flowcharts, identifying critical points, essential to the maintenance of quality standards.

3-Acquiring skills that enable the characterization of components and unitary operations in the manufacturing process, proposing technical alternatives or joint processes, according to a perspective of technological and economic profitability in different sectors of agro-industrial activity.

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Responsible teacher

Fernando José Cebola Lidon


Weekly - 6

Total - 56

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- Lidon, F., Silvestre, M. M. (2007). Industrias Alimentares – Aditivos e Tecnologias. Escolar Editora. ISBN: 978-972-592-203-3.
- Caldwell, D. G. (2013). Robotics and automation in the food industry: Current and future technologies (Woodhead Publishing Series in Food Science, Technology and Nutrition). Woodhead Publishing. ISBN: 13: 978-1845698010.
- Ketarpull, L. (2013).Food Processing and Preservation. Daya Publishing House - A division of - Astral International. ASIN: B00C6BFH9U.
- Simpson, B. K., Nolet, L. M. L., Toldr, F., Benjakul, S., PaliyathG., Hui, Y. H. (2012).Food Biochemistry and Food Processing. Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN: 13: 978-0813808741.
- Kuotsu, K., Das, A., Verma, B. C. ().Nanotechnology in Agriculture: Nanotechnology will transform the food industry; the way food is produced, processed, packaged, transported and consumed. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing. ISBN: 13: 978-3848498048.

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Subject matter

Classification, identification and characteristics of the main agro-industries. Hygiene, processing and conservation operations in the industry of: meat, fish, milk and related products, bakery products and confectionery; olive oil and oils, margarines and spreads; canned vegetables, tea, coffee and coffee substitutes, cocoa and cocoa products, chocolate, sugar-rich products, ice cream, juices, nectars, fruit purees and creams, soft drinks, alcoholic beverages (beer, wine, food alcohols).


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