Food Industry and Refrigeration
The food industry includes in its processes many operations that demand energy expenditure, such as ovens for the production of cookies, crackers, and bread. Other operations require mixing processes in order to maintain the proper homogeneity of their products. There are also operations that make use of centrifuges, transport of fluids through pipes, separators, heat exchangers, among other operations.v
A sector in which energy consumption has significant participation in the productive process is cold storage. Refrigerated chambers consume a lot of energy in order to maintain temperatures under control. Therefore, to have a homogeneous temperature in their interior becomes essential. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) can be used in projects in food industry processes in general, as well as in projects and assessments of refrigerated chamber performance in cold storage facilities.