vacuum cooling

vacuum cooling

[′vak·yəm ‚kül·iŋ]
(food engineering)
A system of cooling fruits and vegetables prior to shipping; water is caused to evaporate from the surfaces of the food by producing a vacuum around it.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Starting from the extruder, medical tube production typically follows a six- or seven- step process that encompasses several different types of equipment, including the vacuum cooling tank, several gauging and measurement devices, a puller and a cutter, as in Fig.
In order to simplify the food FD processes and shorten the drying time, we proposed a novel integrated freeze-drying (NIFD) processing technology based on the principle of vacuum cooling and vacuum freeze dryer [9, 10].
Vacuum cooling is a rapid cooling method; it is one of the indispensable link in the chain of food refrigeration.
Now that its vacuum cooling process has become the standard for medium-sized producers worldwide, Swiss-based machine manufacturing company Aston Foods introduces the fully automatic Continua, to allow large-scale bakeries to benefit from the advantages of continuous vacuum cooling.
For example, larger processors use vacuum cooling for a half-hour or longer after the harvest and before the greens are transported for packing.
Gaseous ozone, when introduced during the vacuum cooling process, can potentially inactivate internalized and imbedded pathogens.
O'Neil stated, "We think growing organic mushrooms is one of Highline's finest achievements." Through his vision, Highline was an early leader in introducing vacuum cooling, refrigerated distribution, pre-packaged and triple washed mushrooms into the North American market.
The investment is in a new pastry laminator which will increase the production of pastry four-fold,new equipment handling solutions and a new vacuum cooling and pressure cooking system for the production of pie filling,'' said Mr Jones.
Six cooking and three vacuum cooling lines have been installed in Headland's purpose-built factory.
On vertically acting, horizontally parted machines, however, the water isn't removed from the upper tooling nearly as easily, and the vacuum cooling process is preferred.
This facility uses vacuum cooling to bring the vegetables down rapidly from field temperature.