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Improvement of construction materials used in the food industry to lengthening processing time (MODSTEEL)

Objective

Fouling of processing equipment upon heating is one of the major problems in the dairy industry as deposit formation limits the desired heat transfer required for the microbiological safety of the product, reduces the flow and leads to pressure build up, whereas bacterial adhesion in the cooling section can lead to post-pasteurization microbial contamination. Cleaning at regular intervals is essential to overcome these problems. However, this requires interruption of processing, use of cleaning agents and large amounts of rinsing water, all attributing negatively to the cost of a process and leading to environmental problems. The aim of the project is to minimize fouling and to reduce cleaning by altering the surface properties of the heating surface, i.e. steel, to make it less attractive for the fouling components.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

FACULDADE DE ENGENHARIA DE UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO
Address
Rua Dr. Roberto Frias
4050-465 Porto
Portugal

Participants (8)

ARCELOR INNOVATION
France
Address
Avenue Sallengro
62330 Isbergues
CENTRE FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS
Greece
Address
Charilaou 6Th Km - Thermi Road
57001 Thermi
DANONE VITAPOLE
France
Address
Chemin De La Huniere
91120 Palaiseau
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE
France
Address
369,Rue Jules Guesde 369
59651 Villeneuve D'ascq
LUND UNIVERSITY
Sweden
Address
60,
221 00 Lund
OUTOKUMPU STAINLESS AB
Sweden
Address

77480 Avesta
TETRA PAK PROCESSING COMPONENTS AB
Sweden
Address
Po Box 103
221 00 Lund
UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
Germany
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart