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.