A comprehensive food product and process modelling environment is not possible without incorporating essential process-product interactions in the models. In other words, effects of process conditions and product parameters on yield, product quality and safety need to be included. Over the past 35 years NIZO has developed such process-product interaction models for a wide range of processes including heat treatment, membrane separation, falling film evaporation, spray drying and cheese manufacturing. In close collaboration with an industrial advisory board (FrieslandCampina, Danone, Nestlé and Abbott) these models are currently being integrated in PSE’s gPROMS FormulatedProducts based on the gPROMS™ advanced process modelling platform, a powerful, equation-orientated, dynamic modelling environment made accessible through an intuitive coding language and flowsheeting interface.
This results in a powerful food processing model library that combines industrially validated models developed by NIZO and PSE with the advanced features of the gPROMS™ platform.