Hardcover: 1000 pages
Publisher: Springer; 1 edition (September 14, 2007)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1402059132
ISBN-13: 978-1402059131

Product Description
The Handbook of Farm, Dairy, and Food Machinery, is a comprehensive reference for engineers who design and build farm machinery, processing equipment, shipping containers and packaging, as well as storage equipment. This book is written by twenty-two of the leading engineers in the world and gives both a broad and technically detailed look at these critical parts of any farm-to-fork operation.

The first three chapters are an excellent overview of food engineering, regulations, and safety, including the new USDA regulations for certified organic processing. The second section of the book covers farm machinery design for tillage, planting, cultivation, and harvesting; grain harvesting and storage; and milking machinery design. The third section of the book covers food processing operating systems and machinery design. The final two chapters are dedicated solely to food packaging systems and machinery design. Each chapter includes the state-of-the-art in technology for each subject and is infused with numerous illustrations, tables, and references.

About the Author
Myer Kutz is an independent publishing and information services consultant whose clients include universities, publishers, secondary information services, and Fortune 500 companies. He served as vice president of scientific and technical publishing at John Wiley & Sons. He has written eight books and edited a number of handbooks, including the Mechanical Engineers Handbook (Wiley, 3rd edition), the Handbook of Transportation Engineering, the Handbook of Materials Selection, the Handbook of Environmental Degradation of Materials, and the Standard Handbook of Biomedical Engineering and Design, which received the 2003 Best Engineering Book award from the Association of American Publishers.