India is one of the most important fruits and vegetables producing countries of the world . Diverse agro climatic zones make the country amply suitable for cultivation of almost all varieties of fruits and vegetables – over 40 types of vegetables & 30 types of fruits. It is reported that more than 30 – 35% of the total fruits and around 20-25% of the total vegetables produced are lost due to poor post-harvest practices . The development of efficient and advance processing techniques . Introduction of mechanization , atomization, quality control management and high quality value added products are essential to meet the consumers demand in domestic as well as in international market. This book includes an effective and advance technique of drying which rise quality of final product and also save time due to its fast drying working principle. It will prove worthy for teachers, students, researchers and extension workers for understanding about foam-mat drying of fruit juices. It has 6 chapter covering of Prologue, existing situation and research work based on foam-mat drying of Pineapple juice. The aim of the text is to not just list and discuss these endeavours, but to , in fact , make assessment of the opportunities , challenges and prospects offered by it, In addition , it views coverage to current trends and developments in the field, lending its contests a more relevant outlook.
Dr. (Mrs.) Seema Tanwar has obtained her B.Tech. (Food Technology ) from C.D.F.S.T. in 2009, M. Tech. And Ph.D. (Processing and Food Engineering) from C.T.A.E., M.P.U.A.T., Udaipur in 2014 and 2018, respectively . she has been working in College of Dairy and Food Science Technology as Technical Assistant , Senior Research Fellow and now as Guest Lecturer since 2009. She has 40 research and review publications in various international / national journals and seminars. Her field of interest are Food Engineering , Agricultural Processing and Dairy Engineering.
Dr. S.K. Jain is presently working as Professor, Department of Processing and Food Engineering , College of Technology and Engineering , Udaipur. He completed his B.E. (Ag.) degree from M.L. Sukhadia University , Udaipur in 1986, M. Tech. (Post Harvest Engineering) from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in 1988 and Ph.D. from Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology, Udaipur in 2007. He has more than 29 years of experience in teaching , and guided more than 20 PG Students for their dissertation . Dr. Jain published more than 70 International and National research articles including books, training and lab manuals, research papers.