Recent progresses in the field of automation of food and biological processes are presented in this book. The first part is dedicated to some new realisations, applications and discussions about the importance of sensors for controlling the process and monitoring product qualities; the second part presents results and development about modeling, especially dynamic modeling of food and biological processes; the third, and most important part of the book concerns the control process itself; the final part is dedicated to computer aided applications in the field of control. More generally, many applications at the pilot or industrial scales are presented, in order to establish the feasibility of automatic control of food and biological processes. The book is therefore a compilation of important new results in this field.
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology