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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Rebecca Milczarek
Healthy Processed Foods Research
Agricultural Engineering

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
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.)
Reducing astringency in persimmons through processing, an approach for increasing marketability (abstract) -
Sedej, I., Woods, R., Vilches, A.M., Olsen, C.W., Preece, J.E., Milczarek, R.R., Breksa III, A.P. 2016. Reducing astringency in persimmons through processing, an approach for increasing marketability (abstract). American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition - Philadelphia, PA - August 21-25, 2016.
Spray drying of a phenolic-rich membrane filtration fraction of olive mill wastewater: Optimization and dried product quality -
Sedej, I., Milczarek, R.R., Wang, S., Sheng, R., Avena Bustillos, R.D., Takeoka, G.R., Dao, L.T. 2015. Spray drying of a phenolic-rich membrane filtration fraction of olive mill wastewater: Optimization and dried product quality. International Journal of Food Science and Technology. doi: 10.1111/ijfs.13163.
When wastewater has worth: Water reconditioning opportunities in the food industry to achieve sustainable food manufacturing (abstract) -
Milczarek, R.R. 2016. When wastewater has worth: Water reconditioning opportunities in the food industry to achieve sustainable food manufacturing (abstract).
Consumer evaluation of persimmon (Diospyros kaki) varieties for a chip-style product (abstract) -
Woods, R., Lafond, S.I., Milczarek, R.R., Preece, J.E., Breksa III, A.P. 2016. Consumer evaluation of persimmon (Diospyros kaki) varieties for a chip-style product (abstract). Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting - Chicago, IL - July 16-19, 2016.
Process and formulation effects on the quality of flat plate dried pomace (abstract) -
Milczarek, R.R., Alleyne, F.S., Ferry, J.J., Olson, D.A., Winston, R. 2016. Process and formulation effects on the quality of flat plate dried pomace (abstract). Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting - Chicago, IL - July 16-19, 2016.
Torrefaction of almond shells: effects of torrefaction conditions on properties of solid and condensate products -
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. 2016. Torrefaction of almond shells: effects of torrefaction conditions on properties of solid and condensate products. Industrial Crops and Products. 86:40-48.
Torrefaction of almond shells: effects of torrefaction conditions on properties of solid and condensate products -
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. 2016. Torrefaction of almond shells: Effects of torrefaction conditions on properties of solid and condensate products. Industrial Crops and Products. 86:40-48.
Optimization of flat plate drying of carrot pomace (abstract) -
Alleyne, F.S., Ferry, J.J., Milczarek, R.R., Olson, D.A., Winston, R. 2016. Optimization of flat plate drying of carrot pomace (abstract). American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting - Orlando, FL - July 17-20, 2016.
Optimization of solar thermal dryer designs for the production of sun-dried apricots (Prunus armeniaca)(abstract) -
Alleyne, F.S., Ferry, M., Milczarek, R.R. 2016. Optimization of solar thermal dryer designs for the production of sun-dried apricots (Prunus armeniaca) (abstract). American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting - Orlando, FL - July 17-20, 2016.
Membrane-filtered olive mill wastewater: Quality assessment of the dried phenolic-rich fraction -
Sedej, I., Milczarek, R.R., Wang, S., Sheng, R., Avena Bustillos, R.D., Takeoka, G.R., Dao, L.T. 2016. Membrane-filtered olive mill wastewater: Quality assessment of the dried phenolic-rich fraction. Journal of Food Science. 81:E889–E896. doi: 10.1111/1750-3841.13267.
Efficiency and design analysis of a solar thermal powered flat plate dryer (abstract) -
Ferry, J.J., Alleyne, F.S., Milczarek, R.R., Olson, D.A., Winston, R. 2016. Efficiency and design analysis of a solar thermal powered flat plate dryer. (abstract) American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting - Orlando, FL - July 17-20, 2016.
Design of solar thermal dryers for 24-hour food drying processes -
Alleyne, F.S., Milczarek, R.R. 2015. Design of solar thermal dryers for 24-hour food drying processes. In: Proceedings of the 2015 COMSOL Conference in Boston. COMSOL Conference 2015, October 7-9, 2015, Boston, Massachusetts. 2015 COMSOL Conference 2015, October 7-9, 2015, Boston, Massachusetts. 2015.
Design of solar thermal dryers for 24-hour food drying processes (abstract) -
Alleyne, F.S., Milczarek, R.R. 2015. Design of solar thermal dryers for 24-hour food drying processes (abstract). COMSOL Conference 2015, October 7-9, 2015, Boston, Massachusetts. Paper No. 29072.
Sustainable technologies for olive mill wastewater management (abstract) -
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) -
Sedej, I., Milczarek, R.R., Wang, S.C., Sheng, R., Avena Bustillos, R.D., Takeoka, G.R. 2015. Olive mill wastewater membrane filtration fraction: Drying techniques and quality assessment of the dried product (abstract). Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL July 11-14,2015.
Evaluation of sectrally-selective materials for multi-layer solar thermal crop drying (abstract) -
Alleyne, F.S., Milczarek, R.R., Mchugh, T.H. 2015. Evaluation of sectrally-selective materials for multi-layer solar thermal crop drying (abstract). Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL; July 11-14,2015.
Improving sun-dried apricots (Prunus armeniaca) with photo-selective dryer cabinet materials (abstract) -
Milczarek, R.R., Avena-Mascareno, R., Alonzo, J., Fichot, M.E. 2015. Improving sun-dried apricots (Prunus armeniaca) with photo-selective dryer cabinet materials (abstract). International Congress on Engineering and Food - Québec City, Canada - June 14-18, 2015.
Torrefaction of pomaces and nut shells -
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 -
Bingol, G., Milczarek, R.R., Balaban, M., Yu, W. 2015. Computer and control applications in a vegetable processing plant. In: Hui, Y.H., Özgül Evranuz, E., editors. Handbook of Vegetable Preservation and Processing. 2nd edition. Boca Raton, FL: Taylor and Francis Group. p. 393-412.
New co-products from grain-based fuel ethanol production and their drying performance -
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) -
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 -
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 -
Whole grain gluten-free egg-free high protein pasta -
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 -
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) -
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) -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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) -
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 -
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) -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Isothermal microwave and microwave-convection drying of olive pomace -
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 -
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 -
Milczarek, R.R., Mc Hugh, T.H. 2010. Multiphysics modeling of microwave heating of whole tomato. Institute of Food Technologists.
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