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Research Project: New Sustainable Processing Technologies to Produce Healthy, Value-Added Foods from Specialty Crops

Location: Healthy Processed Foods Research

Title: The significance of spray-drying

Author
item Mchugh, Tara

Submitted to: Food Technology
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/16/2018
Publication Date: 4/1/2018
Citation: McHugh, T.H. 2018. The significance of spray-drying. Food Technology. 72(4):142-146.

Interpretive Summary: This month's Food Processing column will discuss spray-drying. The history and market for this technology will be reviewed, as will the process details. Applications will also be discussed in this column.

Technical Abstract: Spray-drying is the transformation of a pumpable feed from a fluid state into a dried particulate form by spraying the feed into a hot drying medium. The history and market for this technology will be reviewed, as will the process details. Applications will also be discussed in this column.