Grewell to chair workshop on ultrasonics and food processing

An upcoming workshop on ultrasonics and food processing will be held on Sept. 21-22 at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. The workshop, Sound Solutions 2016, will be co-hosted by Iowa State and the Ultrasonic Industry Association.

The workshop will cover:

  • The use of ultrasonics for food security and quality assurance. This will include measuring food properties and phase detection, such as meat structure and fruit and vegetable ripeness, as well as a range of other topics. This will be a half day of seminars, demonstrations and laboratory tours followed by a dinner.
  • The use of high power ultrasonics for food processing. This will include de-foaming, food cutting and packaging as well as fundamental concepts. This will be a half day of seminars, demonstrations and laboratory tours followed by a boxed lunch.

By attending this workshop, attendees will learn about the use of ultrasonics in the food processing industry, including the fundamental principles of ultrasonics and how this technology is being applied to enhance food processing and food quality assurance. Attendees will also have the opportunity to network with others in their field as well as experts in ultrasonics.

The workshop is co-sponsored by the Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS) and is chaired by David Grewell, professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, director of the Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites (CB2) and affiliate of the Center for Crops Utilization Research (CCUR). The workshop will include tours of laboratories located at CCUR and CIRAS.

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  1. Dear David Grewell:
    A colleague at Iowa State told me about your workshop and I would have loved to attend but unfortunately, I have heavy teaching responsibilities this semester and I have had 3 other travels set-up for the semester, that adding a 4th one is unthinkable without jeopardizing my teaching performance this semester. I am interested in your workshop because I am doing research on the use of acoustic signals for characterizing food properties and ensuring safety. In the last one and half years I been working on use of Acoustic Emission for classifying pest infested apples.
    I am wondering if the sessions during the workshop will be recorded or streamed live for outside audience to take advantage of the workshop.
    Thanks and I look forward to your response.

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