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Decanter, Separator and Process Line Food Processes

GEA is an enormous processing equipment group that includes previous independent processors such as Westfalia, Wiegand, APV Kestner and Niro from the days when I still worked in processing.

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This website is that of the separator, decanter and process line part of their business. It presents a wealth of general information on many beverage and dairy processes with links to their equipment pamphlets. Each process is described in detail with a process flowsheet.

While you might be tempted to dismiss this as a source of information because of it equipment supplier link, I believe the information is general enough and unbiased to be useful.

 

Business Manual -Setting up and Running a Small-scale Dairy Processing Business a Small-scale Dairy Processing Business

This is another food processing based business manual by Peter Fellows like others I have reviewed eg

Business Manual – Setting Up and Running a Small Fruit or Vegetable Business

Business Manual – Small-scale Root Crops and Tubers Processing and Products

Free Online Information – Milling & Baking Enterprise Design

Processing Fruit & Vegetables

The latter being similar to this manual but with more of a technology focus and less of an enterprise focus.

 

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from: CTA Documents
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The manual starts off with a discussion of how to identify a market, test its feasibility, serve it and maintain customers and where and how to set up the milk processing plant. Only then are processes and technologies discussed. The manual ends with sections on quality assurance & legislation and planning and managing production and finances.

All the sections of the manual contain practical calculations, tips for success, case studies, chapter summaries and checklists, which help to make the material real and reinforce the learning process.

Valuable practical information including a bibliography, a list of Institutions offering support to small-scale processors, a glossary and a list of acronyms can be found in the appendix.

 

 

Apple Cider Preparation – Food Processing Videos

The video is shows the juice pressing process used by Woods Cider Mill in the apple cider process.

What I find interesting and worthy of thought are:

      • the potential to use the liquid extraction process on other separations – eg cashew apples, spent grain from brewing, cassava pressing in washing process
      • the simplicity of the technology and it robustness (no close tolerance, no electrical needs if apples are crushed by hand –
      • the minimal technology support needs
      • the type of process and equipment than can be used, in a safe and hygenic operation, so long as the necessary processes are in place
      • the possibilities of carrying out the process on a reasonably large scale