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Spray Drier Optimisation Using Goal Programming
L. R. Broad
Irish Journal of Food Science and Technology
Vol. 15, No. 1/2 (1991), pp. 17-25
Published by: TEAGASC-Agriculture and Food Development Authority
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25558217
Page Count: 9
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When faced with variable milk concentrate composition the characterisation of milk powder spray driers can proceed via multi-response mixture process models. Alternatively, for fixed concentrate composition driers can be characterised by straight multi-response surface modelling. Application of goal programming techniques to such steady-state models may be used to determine whether product specification can be met and to explore efficient means of production. A simplified example illustrates the fitting of a multi-response mixture process model with subsequent optimisation to attain the pre-emptive goals of meeting product specification and determining an efficient production method.
Irish Journal of Food Science and Technology © 1991 TEAGASC-Agriculture and Food Development Authority