Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, Ampere 2019

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SOLID-STATE MICROWAVE PROCESSOR FOR FOOD TREATMENT
Marco Fiore, Nicola Di Modugno, Francesco Pellegrini, Mariagrazia Roselli

Last modified: 11-10-2019

Abstract


Uneven heating and hot spots, irregular matching conditions and deterioration of organoleptic qualities are typical drawbacks of magnetron-based food processing with microwave radiation.

The proposed “Kopernicook” modular architecture, based on multiple solid-state generators governed by a distributed software platform, allows highly accurate parametric control, full customization of radiation patterns and dynamic self-regulating workflows.

The first results, validated with industrial applications, show great flexibility of operation, optimal energy consumption and different ideas for future developments in terms of radiation patterns and feedback-triggered algorithms aimed at maximally efficient processes.


Keywords


Solid State Microwave; Food Processing; Kopernicook; Software; Adaptive; Algorithm; Self-regulating

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