Agriculture & Allied Sciences

Innovations in Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Engineering Interventions in Agricultural Processing
Editors: Megh R. Goyal, PhD, PE
Deepak Kumar Verma

Engineering Interventions in Agricultural Processing

Published. Available now.
Pub Date: November 2017
Hardback Price: $159.95 US
Hard ISBN: 9781771885560
E-Book ISBN: 9781315207377
Pages: 376pp w/ Index
Binding Type: 
Series: Innovations in Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Notes: 14 color and 37 b/w illustrations

Engineering Interventions in Agricultural Processing presents recent advanced research on biological engineering, bioprocessing technologies, and their applications in agricultural food processing, and their applications in agriculture science and agricultural engineering, focusing on biological science, biological engineering, and bioprocessing technology. With contributions from a broad range of leading researchers, this book presents several innovations in the areas of processing technologies in agriculture. The book is divided into three parts, covering

  • agricultural processing: interventions in engineering technologies
  • novel practices in agricultural processing
  • agricultural processing: health benefits of medicinal plants
With contributions from a broad range of leading researchers, this book presents several new innovations in the areas of processing technologies in agriculture that will be helpful to researchers, scientists, students, and industry professionals in agriculture.

1. Machine Vision Technology in Food Processing Industry: Principles and Applications: A Review
P. S. Minz, Charanjiv Singh, and I. K. Sawhney
2. Cold Plasma Technology: An Emerging Non-Thermal Processing of Foods: A Review
R. Mahendran, C. V. Kavitha Abirami, and K. Alagusundaram
3. Technology of Ohmic Heating in Meat Processing
Asaad Rehman Saeed Al-Hilphy
4. Technology of Solid State Fermentation in Dairy Products: Production of β-
Galactosidase from Mold Aspergillus oryzae
Alaa Jabbar Abd Al-Manhal, Ali Khudhair Jaber Alrikabi, Gheyath H. Majeed, and Abdullah M. Alsalim
5. Nano-Particle Based Delivery Systems: Applications in Agriculture
Deepak Kumar Verma, Shikha Srivastava, Vipul Kumar, Bavita Asthir, Mukesh Mohan, and Prem Prakash Srivastav
6. Green Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles from Endophytic Fungus Aspergillus Niger
Poonam Rani and Vedpriya Arya

7. Practices in Bioleaching: A Review on Clean and Economic Alternative for Safe and Green Environment
Sunita Devi, Bindu Devi, and Seema Verma
8. Practices in Seed Priming: Quality Improvement of Oil Seed Crops
Hasnain Nangyal and Nighat Ziaudin
9. Modified Pearl Millet Starch: A Review on Chemical Modification, Characterization and Functional Properties
Mandira Kapri, Deepak Kumar Verma, Ajesh Kumar, Sudhanshi Billoria, Dipendra Kumar Mahato, Baljeet Singh Yadav, and Prem Prakash Srivastav

10. Potential Health Benefits of Tea Polyphenols: A Review
Brij Bhushan, Dipendra Kumar Mahato, Deepak Kumar Verma, Mandira Kapri, and Prem Prakash Srivastav
11. Potential Health Benefits of Lemon Grass: A Review
Nighat Ziaudin and Hasnain Nangyal


About the Authors / Editors:
Editors: Megh R. Goyal, PhD, PE
Retired Professor in Agricultural and Biomedical Engineering, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus Senior Acquisitions Editor, Biomedical Engineering and Agricultural Science, Apple Academic Press, Inc.

Megh R. Goyal, PhD, PE, is a Retired Professor in Agricultural and Biomedical Engineering from the General Engineering Department in the College of Engineering at University of Puerto Rico–Mayaguez Campus; and Senior Acquisitions Editor and Senior Technical Editor-in-Chief in Agriculture and Biomedical Engineering for Apple Academic Press Inc. He has worked as a Soil Conservation Inspector and as a Research Assistant at Haryana Agricultural University and Ohio State University. He was the first agricultural engineer to receive the professional license in Agricultural Engineering in 1986 from the College of Engineers and Surveyors of Puerto Rico. On September 16, 2005, he was proclaimed as “Father of Irrigation Engineering in Puerto Rico for the twentieth century” by the ASABE, Puerto Rico Section, for his pioneering work on micro irrigation, evapotranspiration, agroclimatology, and soil and water engineering. During his professional career of 45 years, he has received many prestigious awards. A prolific author and editor, he has written more than 200 journal articles and textbooks and has edited over 25 books. He received his BSc degree in engineering from Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India; his MSc and PhD degrees from Ohio State University, Columbus; and his Master of Divinity degree from Puerto Rico Evangelical Seminary, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico, USA.

Deepak Kumar Verma
Research Scholar, Department of Agricultural and Food Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, West Bengal, India

Deepak Kumar Verma is an agricultural science professional and is currently a PhD Research Scholar in the specialization of food processing engineering in the Agricultural and Food Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (WB), India. In 2012, he received a DST-INSPIRE Fellowship for PhD study by the Department of Science & Technology (DST), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India. Mr. Verma is currently working on the research project “Isolation and Characterization of Aroma Volatile and Flavoring Compounds from Aromatic and Non-Aromatic Rice Cultivars of India.” His previous research work included “Physico-Chemical and Cooking Characteristics of Azad Basmati (CSAR 839-3): A Newly Evolved Variety of Basmati Rice (Oryza sativa L.)”. He earned his BSc degree in agricultural science from the Faculty of Agriculture at Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur, and his MSc (Agriculture) in Agricultural Biochemistry in 2011. He also received an award from the Department of Agricultural Biochemistry, Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agricultural and Technology, Kanpur, India. Apart of his area of specialization as plant biochemistry, he has also built a sound background in plant physiology, microbiology, plant pathology, genetics and plant breeding, plant biotechnology and genetic engineering, seed science and technology, food science and technology etc. In addition, he is member of different professional bodies, and his activities and accomplishments include conferences, seminar, workshop, training, and also the publication of research articles, books, and book chapters.

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