Sustainable Food Bioprocessing Flow Pinch Analysis

Course

Sustainable Food and Bioprocessing - Flow and Pinch Analysis

Are you a professional in the food industry and do you want to strengthen your expertise and knowledge about the environmentally-friendly and efficient production of high-quality products from our natural (agricultural) resources?

In this online master course we will provide instruments for evaluation of existing and new technologies with respect to efficiency of raw material, water and energy use and sustainable process system design. Since this online course is part-time, you will be able to combine study and work and enhance your career.

Organised by Wageningen University & Research
Date

Mon 4 September 2017

Duration 4 weeks (20 hours per week)
Setup Online
Price description €1,230,- (the first 30 participants will receive €100 price reduction)

Content of the course

In this course we will study the influences of different choices in food production and processing methods. The evaluation of existing and new technologies requires appropriate evaluation instruments, plus a process system design that allows optimal use of resources (material, water and energy resources) and technologies. This course will provide these analytical evaluation instruments: (1) Analysis of mass and energy flows in a process system, and (2) Pinch Analysis, for the evaluation on efficient use and re-use of energy. Both instruments will be applied for various food production systems; from the large-scale supply chain, factory level, down to product and unit operation level.

Activities

The master course consists of online knowledge clips, digital exercises and case studies. All information will be provided on Blackboard.

What you will learn

  • Prepare Sankey diagrams for the visualisation of mass and energy flows.
  • Apply pinch analysis for the overview of heat requirements and optimisation of re-use of heat in complex production systems.

Combining courses

When you want to learn more about food biotechnology and processing, other courses are interesting for you too! You can deepen your knowledge in a specific career field, without following a complete Master programme. You can register for any combination, but these are our suggestions:

Capstone project

After completion of two or more courses there is a unique opportunity to apply what you have learned. You can start a capstone project in consultation with a Wageningen expert in the field. It is a tailor-made project, where you will write a short paper about your results and conclusions. During this work you will be coached by the expert.
Price: €1,230,-.

Assumed knowledge

A completed BSc in Food Science and Technology or equivalent.   

Examination

You can complete the course(s) with an exam (not obligatory) or a capstone project. When completed successfully this will be mentioned on your certificate (included in the price). 


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