IIT Kharagpur Food Handling Packaging and Storage syllabus


IIT Kharagpur crop production technology syllabus


 Food Handling, Packaging and Storage 

3 – 0 – 0 : 3 Credits Prerequsites: None

Material Handling: Solids and  granular materials handling  – elevators,

conveyors; Pumps  – centrifugal and positive displacement; Liquid filling

machines – open vent, closed vent and piston fillers.

Packaging Materials: Polymer Films  – Physical, chemical and permeability

properties, manufacturing methods, testing and identification, permeability

modeling, migration of chemicals.

Metal Containers: Strength requirement, seaming and coating properties,

contamination from lacquers.

Flexible Packages: Paperboard, lamination and sealing techniques,

machinery for forming packages.

Special Packing: Gas, vacuum and aseptic packaging.

Food Packaging: Requirements for cereals, meat, poultry, fish, milk,

vegetables, fruits, plantation crop based products and carbonated


Storage Principle and Practice: Storage losses and their estimation: Modified

and control atmosphere storage: Bin and silo storage for cereals and pulses;

Loss in cereal quality – insect and pest control. Design of storage structures

and facilities including cold storage.

Precision Agriculture

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