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Development of environmentally friendly, energy efficient, rapid heating and cooling systems for the food industry (AFM 224) - FT1517

The aim of this project is to verify the potential of air cycle under semi-industrial conditions. To achieve this a highly versatile system needs to be produced as quickly as possible

1. To demonstrate the use of air cycle with air impingement heat transfer to produce a totally integrated process for food heating followed by immediate rapid refrigeration.

2. To demonstrate a combined hot water generation/rapid freezing system based on the air cycle

3. To prove to potential users and system suppliers that air cycle heating/cooling systems have considerable commercial potential for food manufacturing applications.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2005

To: 2009

Cost: £358,405
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Northern Foods Plc, Masterfoods, Geest PLC, Avana Bakeries Limited, Hygrade Foods Ltd, University - Bristol, Corac Group Plc, Honeywell Aerospace Yeovil, Earthcare Products Limited, Air Products PLC, Christopher J C Jessop, Campden Technology Ltd, CCC Consultants, Munters Group Limited
Energy Efficiency              
Environmental Protection              
Food and Drink              
Food Industry Sustainability Strategy              
Food manufacturing industry              
Food Quality              
Food Safety              
Manufacturing Efficiency              
Process Technology              
Sustainable Consumption and Production              
Sustainable Development              
Sustainable Farming and Food              
Fields of Study
Resource Efficient and Resilient Food Chain