Research orientation

Tracers for heat treatment intensity

  • Researching temperature sensitive tracers
  • Comparison with the behaviour of sensitive market products or targeted flora

Biosecurity

  • Research for means of physical / chemical, cleaning / disinfection, or means of biological struggle, to control contaminations with targeted bacteria or viruses
  • Develop and / or recommend valid cleaning / disinfection means for industrial plant and delivery trucks

Carry-over control: products and air flows

  • Develop a lab test
  • Develop a method for studying the homogeneity of powder/steam mixes and residence time distributions
  • Manage the acquisition and processing of industrial data on pelleting lines

Optimise the pelleting function

  • Study scaling factors
  • Develop a method for studying the homogeneity of powder/steam mixes and residence time distributions
  • Manage the acquisition and processing of industrial data on pelleting lines

Cooler performance

  • Conduct a pilot study on the range of adjustable parameters : drop height, bed depth, air speed, moisture content, etc.
  • Monitor the industrial performance of coolers
  • Develop a technique for assessing residence time distributions in an industrial cooler

Energy balance sheet for manufacture in other sectors

  • Obtain information on current best industry practice concerning energy distributions and practices for extruded pet food, aquafeed and milling process production stations – together with a picture of the environmental footprint left by the energy consumption specific to these productions

Operator health & safety and workstation ergonomics

  • Develop or participate in programmes dealing with materials handling assistance systems