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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Rebecca Milczarek
Healthy Processed Foods Research
Research Agricultural Engineer

Phone: (510) 559-5656
Fax: (510) 559-5818
Room 1107
USDA, ARS, PWA, WRRC-PFR
800 BUCHANAN STREET
ALBANY, CA, 94710

Projects
Development of a Solar Thermal Drum Dryer for Specialty Crop Purees and Pomaces
General Cooperative Agreement (A)
  Accession Number: 428376
Adding Value to Plant-Based Waste Materials through Development of Novel, Healthy Ingredients and Functional Foods
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 428789
New Sustainable Processing Technologies to Produce Healthy, Value-Added Foods from Specialty Crops
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 426044
Non-funded Cooperative Agreement Between ARS and the University of California Advanced Solar Technologies Institute (UC Solar)
Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement (N)
  Accession Number: 422316
Sustainable Technologies for Table Olive/Olive Mill Wastewater Management
Reimbursable (R)
  Accession Number: 424359
Development of a Solar Thermal Drum Dryer for Specialty Crop Purees and Pomaces
Reimbursable (R)
  Accession Number: 427860

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Sustainable technologies for olive mill wastewater management (abstract) - (Abstract Only)
Sedej, I., Milczarek, R.R., Wang, S.C., Sheng, R., Avena Bustillos, R.D., Takeoka, G.R. 2015. Sustainable technologies for olive mill wastewater management (abstract). University of California, Davis Postdoctoral Research Symposium.
Olive mill wastewater membrane filtration fraction: Drying techniques and quality assessment of the dried product (abstract) - (Abstract Only) - (23-Feb-15)
Evaluation of sectrally-selective materials for multi-layer solar thermal crop drying (abstract) - (Abstract Only) - (23-Feb-15)
Improving sun-dried apricots (Prunus armeniaca) with photo-selective dryer cabinet materials (abstract) - (Abstract Only) - (09-Feb-15)
Torrefaction of pomaces and nut shells - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chiou, B., Valenzuela-Medina, D., Bilbao-Sainz, C., Klamczynski, A., Avena Bustillos, R.D., Milczarek, R.R., Du, W., Glenn, G.M., Orts, W.J. 2014. Torrefaction of pomaces and nut shells. Bioresource Technology. 177:58-65.
Computer and control applications in a vegetable processing plant - (Book / Chapter) - (04-Nov-14)
New co-products from grain-based fuel ethanol production and their drying performance - (Abstract Only)
Liu, K., Milczarek, R.R., Barrows, F. 2014. New co-products from grain-based fuel ethanol production and their drying performance. American Oil Chemists' Society Meeting. PCP 5 Sysposium.
Centrifugation as a pre-treatment in olive mill wastewater processing (abstract) - (Abstract Only)
Sedej, I., Milczarek, R.R., Wang, S., Sheng, R., Avena Bustillos, R.D., Takeoka, G.R. 2014. Centrifugation as a pre-treatment in olive mill wastewater processing (abstract). Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting & Food Expo. Paper No. 120-01.
Drum drying performance of condensed distillers solubles and comparison to performance of modified condensed distillers solubles Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Milczarek, R.R., Liu, K. 2015. Drum drying performance of condensed distillers solubles and comparison to performance of modified condensed distillers solubles. Journal of Food and Bioproducts Processing. 94:208-217. DOI: 10.1016/j.fbp.2014.01.004.
Torrefaction of agricultural by-products: Effects of temperature and time on energy yields - (Abstract Only) - (06-Dec-13)
Whole grain gluten-free egg-free high protein pasta - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kahlon, T.S., Milczarek, R.R., Chiu, M.M. 2014. Whole grain gluten-free egg-free high protein pasta. Vegetos: An International Journal of Plant Research. 26:65-71.
Effects of infrared radiation heating on peeling performance and quality attributes of clingstone peaches Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Li, X., Zhang, A., Atungulu, G., Delwiche, M., Milczarek, R.R., Wood, D.F., Williams, T.G., McHugh, T.H., Pan, Z. 2013. Effects of infrared radiation heating on peeling performance and quality attributes of clingstone peaches. LWT - Food Science and Technology. 55(1):34-42. DOI: 10.1016/j.lwt.2013.08.020.
Solar thermal drying of apricots: Effect of spectrally-selective cabinet materials on drying rate and quality metrics (abstract) - (Abstract Only)
Milczarek, R.R., Alonzo, J.H., Mchugh, T.H. 2013. Solar thermal drying of apricots: Effect of spectrally-selective cabinet materials on drying rate and quality metrics (abstract). Institute of Food Techologists Annual Meeting & Food Expo. 169.01.
Torrefaction of agricultural by-products (abstract) - (Abstract Only)
Chiou, B., Bilbao-Sainz, C., Valenzuela-Medina, D., Klamczynski, A., Milczarek, R.R., Avena Bustillos, R.D., Du, W., Imam, S.H., Glenn, G.M., Orts, W.J. 2013. Torrefaction of agricultural by-products (abstract). American Chemical Society Abstracts. p.1.
Whole grain gluten-free egg-free pasta Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kahlon, T.S., Milczarek, R.R., Chiu, M.M. 2013. Whole grain gluten-free egg-free pasta. Cereal Foods World. 58(1):4-7. DOI: 10.1094/CFW-58-1-0004.
Optimization of microwave roasting of almond (Prunus dulcis) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Milczarek, R.R., Avena Bustillos, R.D., Greta, P., Mchugh, T.H. 2012. Optimization of microwave roasting of almond (Prunus dulcis). Journal of Food Processing and Preservation. DOI: 10.1111/jfpp.12046.
In Vitro bile acid binding of kale, mustard greens, broccoli, cabbage and green bell pepper improves with microwave cooking - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kahlon, T.S., Milczarek, R.R., Chiu, M.M. 2012. In Vitro bile acid binding of kale, mustard greens, broccoli, cabbage and green bell pepper improves with microwave cooking. Vegetos: An International Journal of Plant Research. 25(2):29-36.
Exploration of conditions for microwave roasting of almonds (abstract) - (Abstract Only)
Milczarek, R.R., Avena Bustillos, R., Mchugh, T.H. 2012. Exploration of conditions for microwave roasting of almonds (abstract). Microwave Power Symposium Proceedings. (00).
Exploration of conditions for microwave roasting of almonds - (Proceedings)
Milczarek, R.R., Avena Bustillos, R.D., Mchugh, T.H. 2012. Exploration of conditions for microwave roasting of almonds. Microwave Power Symposium Proceedings. June 20-22, 2012, Las Vegas, Nevada. p. 122-131.
Spatial variation of drying rates within a multi-tray cabinet dryer (abstract) - (Abstract Only)
Milczarek, R.R., Vallot, L., Tom, M.Y., Mchugh, T.H. 2012. Spatial variation of drying rates within a multi-tray cabinet dryer (abstract). National Meeting of Institute of Food Technologists/Food Expo. (00).
In vitro bile acid binding of mustard greens, kale, broccoli, cabbage and green bell pepper improves with sautéing compared with raw or other methods of preparation. Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kahlon, T.S., Milczarek, R.R., Chiu, M.M. 2012. In vitro bile acid binding of mustard greens, kale, broccoli, cabbage and green bell pepper improves with sautéing compared with raw or other methods of preparation. Food and Nutrition Sciences. 3: 951-958. DOI: 10.4236/fns.2012.37126.
Effect of microwave- and microwave-convection drying conditions on the total soluble phenolic content of 2-phase olive mill waste - (Abstract Only)
Milczarek, R.R., Jackson, O.A., Mc Hugh, T.H. 2011. Effect of microwave- and microwave-convection drying conditions on the total soluble phenolic content of 2-phase olive mill waste. Annual Meeting of the Institute of Food Technologists.
Practical implications of probe- and sample-related variables in puncture testing of clingstone peaches - (Proceedings)
Milczarek, R.R., McHugh, T.H. 2011. Practical implications of probe-and sample-related variables in puncture testing of clingstone peaches. In: Taoukis, N.G., Stoforos, N. G., Karathanos, V.T., Saravacos, G.D., editors. Proceedings of the International Congress on Engineering and Food, May 22-26, 2011, Athens, Greece. p. 215-216.
Milling by product Utilization Research at USDA-ARS Reprint Icon - (Trade Journal)
Milczarek, R.R., Avena Bustillos, R.D., Du, W., Chiou, B., Mc Hugh, T.H. 2010. Milling by product Utilization Research at USDA-ARS. Trade Journal Publication. 1(12)1.
Effect of shrinkage on isothermal drying behavior of 2-phase olive mill waste - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Milczarek, R.R., Dai, A.A., Otoni, C.G., Mchugh, T.H. 2011. Effect of shrinkage on isothermal drying behavior of 2-phase olive mill waste. Journal of Food Engineering. 103(4): 434-441.
Prediction of processing tomato peeling outcomes - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (17-Aug-10)
Isothermal microwave and microwave-convection drying of olive pomace - (Proceedings)
Milczarek, R.R., Mc Hugh, T.H. 2010. Isothermal microwave and microwave-convection drying of olive pomace. Microwave Power Symposium Proceedings. 233-238.
Isothermal microwave and microwave-convection drying of olive pomace - (Abstract Only)
Milczarek, R.R., Mc Hugh, T.H. 2010. Isothermal microwave and microwave-convection drying of olive pomace. Meeting Abstract.
Multiphysics modeling of microwave heating of whole tomato - (Abstract Only)
Milczarek, R.R., Mc Hugh, T.H. 2010. Multiphysics modeling of microwave heating of whole tomato. Institute of Food Technologists.
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