FPE-35303 Sustainable Food and Bioprocessing - Flow and pinch analysis


Credits 3.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Knowledge clip0
E-learning material0
Course coordinator(s)dr. ir. CAP Buijsse
Lecturer(s)prof. dr. ir. RM Boom
dr. ir. CAP Buijsse
Examiner(s)dr. ir. CAP Buijsse
prof. dr. ir. RM Boom

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Continuation courses:

FPE-35403 Sustainable Food and Bioprocessing, Exergy analysis (online course)


Note: This is a distance learning course. This course can not be combined in an individual programme with FPE-30806 Sustainable Food and Bioprocessing. For campus students FPE-35303 + FPE-35403 can replace FPE-30806 Sustainable Food and Bioprocessing.
In this course we will study the influences of different choices in food production and processing methods. The evaluation of existing and new technologies requires appropriate evaluation instruments, plus a process system design that allows optimal use of resources and technologies. This course will provide analytical instruments: (1) Analysis of mass and heat flows, and (2) Pinch Analysis, for the evaluation on efficient use of raw materials, energy, water and other utilities for various food production systems (from large-scale supply chain, factory level, down to product and unit operation level).

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- compose Sankey diagrams for heat and mass, in food and bioprocess systems;
- judge production systems on their single-resource efficiency;
- analyse heat exchanging process systems in food and bioprocesses;
- apply tabular and graphical methods in pinch analysis;
- create an efficient heat exchanger network;
- make to optimize the use of external utilities;
- suggest improvements both in unit operations and in larger-scale production systems.


For this DL course, all course materials are all shared online: Reader, Knowledge clips (video clips), digital interactive exercises and cases (with feedback and answers), supporting software (ESankey). In addition, various online interaction interfaces are used (blogs).


Remote proctored written exam with open questions.


All information will be provided online.

Restricted Optional for: MFTDLMaster Spec. Food Technology DL (2020)MSc4DL