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खाद्य अभियांत्रिकी

 

DEPARTMENT OF FOOD ENGINEERING

 

  + 91- 821-2513910        fed@cftri.res.in         Staff Email

 

 
Welcome to Department of Food Engineering

 

About the Department

Food engineering department is a group of engineers with Chemical, Mechanical, Food and Environmental Engineering background. The core activity of our group revolves around Process Engineering, Scale-up, Design and Development of Food Processing Machinery. Product development activity is a recent addition that got impetus with people with food engineering/technology background joining the group. The engineering group has made significant contribution in the area of machinery development since CFTRI's inception. During 2014, an independent Design Fabrication Unit has been formed with a focus on development of Food Processing Machinery.

In the past three decades, the group has developed expertise in several research areas including design and development of engineered nano food particles, super critical fluid extraction, membrane processing both for aqueous and non-aqueous applications, molecular distillation, extrusion, aqueous two phase extraction, reverse micellar extraction, osmotic dehydration, and drying involving additional fields such as IR, microwave and RF radiation, etc. for various food processing applications. Some of our mechanical engineers are intensively involved in the design and development of equipment for food processing including Indian traditional foods. The current R&D activities of the department are listed in the subsequent section.

The main objectives of the food engineering department are:

  • To carry out Research and Development in the area of Food Process Engineering and advanced Food Technology leading to processes, publications and patents
  • To develop equipment for processed, semi-processed and traditional foods leading to equipment designs and patents
  • To render engineering support to other R&D Departments of the Institute to develop products and processes for value addition to the agricultural and horticultural commodities
  • To design plants for the processes developed at the Institute, to meet the needs of industry
  • To provide Engineering assistance to food industries through consultancy assignments for setting up of new plants, selection and installation of new machinery or trouble shooting of operational problems
  • To train human resources in the area of Food Engineering and Food Biotechnology through Doctoral / Masters programmes (AcSIR, University of Mysore and other Universities / Institute) and also through short term courses in coordination with the Department of Human Resource Development

 


 Address

Department of F E, CFTRI Campus,
Mysuru - 570 020

 Email

fed@cftri.res.in

 Phone

+ 91- 821-2513910