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Main Title Vibratory spiral blancher-cooler /
Author Bomben, John L. ; Hudson, J. S. ; Dietrich, W. C. ; Rand, Richard ; Farquhar, J. W. ;
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Bomben, John L.,
Hudson, J. S.
Dietrich, W. C.
Durkee, E. L.
Farkas, D. F.
Rand, Richard.
Farquhar, J. W.
CORP Author Science and Education Administration, Berkeley, CA. Western Regional Research Center. ;American Frozen Food Inst., McLean, VA.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory, Available to the public through National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-600/2-78-206; EPA-S-803312
Stock Number 22161
OCLC Number 04618472
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Food industry and trade ; Food processing machinery
Additional Subjects Food processing ; Vegetables ; Freezing ; Agricultural wastes ; Reduction ; Organic wastes ; Taste ; Beans ; Flavor ; Texture ; Efficiency ; Energy ; Air cooling ; Vibration ; Bleaching ; Steam ; Coolers ; Blanchers ; Energy conservation ; Energy consumption ; Environment protection
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  TP443.V52 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-78-206 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 10/27/2014
EJBD  EPA 600-2-78-206 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 12/24/2014
ELBD  EPA 600-2-78-206 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 06/04/1999
ESAD  EPA 600-2-78-206 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-288 628 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation x, 54 pages : illustrations, chart, plan ; 28 cm
The objective of the demonstration project was to test the commercial feasibility of the vibratory spiral blancher-cooler, a newly designed steam blancher and air cooler that previous small scale tests showed could reduce the wasteload and energy consumption of preparing vegetables for freezing. The results of the tests showed the following: (1) The unit reduced the hydraulic wasteload of conventional blanching and cooling by several orders of magnitude and the organic wasteload by as much as 80%; (2) the steam efficiency of the blancher was 85%, which exceeds by 17 times that measured for a conventional steam blancher; and (3) sensory tests were done only with the snap-beans and lima beans. Those samples produced by the vibratory spiral blancher-cooler were judged either equal or superior in flavor and texture to those conventionally blancher and cooler.
"Grant no. S-803312." "Project Officer Harold W. Thompson." Includes bibliographical references (pages 44-45).
Contents Notes
Introduction -- Conclusions -- Recommendations -- Experimental procedures -- Results and discussion -- Appendix. When energy and material resources are extracted, processed, converted, and used, the related pollution impacts on our environment and even on our health often require that new and increasingly more efficient pollution control methods be used. The Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory Cincinnati (IERL-Ci) assists in developing and demonstrating new and improved methodologies that will meet these needs both efficiently and economically. This report presents the results of a two year evaluation of a unique vegetable blanching and cooling system. Study results indicate that the vibratory spiral blancher-cooler will significantly reduce the wasteload and energy consumption associated with these unit processes. Study results should be of interest to processors of frozen and canned vegetables, food process researchers, and manufacturers of equipment for the user industries. Further information on the project can be obtained by contacting the Food and Wood Products Branch, Industrial Pollution Control Division, IERL-Ci.