NFOK13000U Dairy Processes and Equipment
MSc Programme in Food Science and Technology
The course primarily deals with processes and equipment with applications specific to the dairy industry. The course covers processes and equipment for production of specialized dairy products, e.g. infant formula and other highly specialized products for specific nutritional requirements, protein concentrates/isolates/hydrolysates, and long shelf life products.
Furthermore, the course deals with novel technologies, which have been implemented recently or to a limited extend and/or have significant potential to become implemented in the dairy industry as well as developments, optimizations and trends within well-established technologies, e.g. for improvement of environmental impact.
The course provides knowledge about equipment, production and
cleaning processes in the dairy industry, the principles of
selected novel technologies for processing of dairy products and
recent developments within process efficiency improvements.
- Identify and describe the principle(s) behind the processes and equipment needed in production of selected dairy products
- Describe the principles behind selected novel processing technologies with potential application in the dairy industry
- Reflect on effects of developments and optimizations performed
to improve process efficiency (e.g. water and energy saving,
- Analyse complex unit operations and processes in the dairy industry and apply previously obtained knowledge of physics and chemistry to them
- Analyse data obtained for characterization of processing effects on physical and chemical properties of dairy products
- Solve theoretical problems regarding processes and
equipment needed for production of specific dairy products
- Discuss measures for optimization of process efficiency in production of dairy products
- Design process lines and evaluate product streams for production of selected dairy products
See Absalon for at list of course literature. It will include a collection of reviews, book chapters, and original scientific litterature.
Minor costs for one-day excursions (e.g. transportation) are payed by the students.
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Written examination, 4 hours under invigilationWritten examination of theoretical exercises with a mixture of open questions and calculations.
- Exam registration requirements
Approved reports from all pilot plant practicals, prepared in groups
- All aids allowed
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
Several internal examiners
Same as ordinary.
If one or more reports from the pilot plant practicals are not approved, a written assignment of approx. 10 pages about the technologies involved in the practical should be handed in at least 2 weeks before the re-exam.
If 10 or fewer register for the reexamination the examination form will be oral. The oral exam will be 30 minutes, no preparation time and all aids allowed.
Criteria for exam assesment
See Learning Outcome
- Practical exercises
- Theory exercises