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Energy usage for food service infrared heat processing of egg sandwich loaf.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10254553     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Simulating volume demand within hospital food service departments, infrared heat processing conditions were used to heat two similar protein menu items to determine both energy consumption required for heat processing and energy/nutrient rations. A larger, conveyorized infrared oven (CTX-70) and a smaller, infrared unit (Krups 2002) were used to heat process varying sizes of oven loads which ranged from one to 36 slices. Although no significant differences were found for product yield after 12, 24 and 36 slices were heat processed in the CTX-70, the energy usage was significantly different: 637, 798 and 1005 watt hours/load were consumed, respectively. In the Krups 2002, a load of one slice had greater heat processing losses than either two or four slices. Energy consumption was 39, 47 and 50 watt hours/load to heat process one, two and four slices in the Krups 2002, respectively. Significantly more energy was used to heat process turkey-ham than egg sandwich loaf in the Krups 2002. The potential use of energy/nutrient rations by dietitians was discussed.
N F Unklesbay; B W Thompson; K Unklesbay
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Canadian Dietetic Association     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0008-3399     ISO Abbreviation:  J Can Diet Assoc     Publication Date:  1982 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-04-20     Completed Date:  1982-04-20     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0415554     Medline TA:  J Can Diet Assoc     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  42, 47-54     Citation Subset:  H    
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MeSH Terms
Conservation of Energy Resources / methods*
Conservation of Natural Resources / methods*
Food Handling / instrumentation*
Food Service, Hospital*

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