Kenneth R. Swartzel

Process engineers are facing the challenges of today and engineering the future to meet the increased demand for an ever-safer, higher quality, lower-cost, and more-abundant food supply.

The world today for the process engineer is focused on thermal systems. Process designs, evaluations, and regulatory process filings focus on a system’s minimum F0 value, using a conservative z value for the most-heat-resistant pathogen. It is further assumed that the F0 is determined at the point in the product…

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