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Design of a Versatile Food Processing System

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Regenerative Life Support (RLS) as envisioned by NASA requires a food processing system which could efficiently process the raw food crops into processed food material. The role of the food processing system in a RLS scenario would be to provide the crew with an acceptable, nutritious and safe food system while minimizing volume, mass, storage, power, water usage and waste. The equipment should be multi-functional and highly automated. The Versatile Food Processing System (VFPS), a lightweight apparatus consisting of three integrated food-processing units: 1) a single screw extruder for cooked and expanded food products, and pasta, 2) an oil expeller for making oil from soybeans and peanuts, and 3) a versatile grinder/miller that can be used for grinding all grains has been designed through a partnership between Wayne Machine & Die Co. and Rutgers. The design was validated through experiments conducted on model equipment. An integrated design that delivers several food processing units in one was successfully accomplished.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2009-06-01

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