Jose Manuel Bruno Barcena M Andrea Azcarate Peril and Faustino Sineriz

During the last few years we have seen a public debate, involving every social statement, concerning food products and ingredients (1). The appearance in the market of the first food products, or organisms, which have been improved by recombinant DNA technologies (rDNA), has been received by society in a negative manner. We are referring specifically to genetically modified (GM) food products. Several definitions can explain the concept of GM products or, in a general way, the imprecise word...

Total Nitrogen

Nitrogen compounds in grapes play important roles as nutrients for microorganisms involved in winemaking and wine spoilage and as aroma and aroma precursors (7). Nitrogen is taken up by the vine roots as nitrate and reduced by the nitrate reductases system to ammonia, transported and stored subsequently as amino acids (7). Compared with fermentable carbon generally present in grapes at > 20 (w v), total nitrogen levels range from 0.006 to 0.24 , of which only 0.0021-0.08 is biologically...

References On Food Microbiology

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PH Cascade Controller Design

System Analysis Using the Simulation Model A cascade controller of pH coupled with DO control developed here is shown in Fig. 3. Proportional and integral PI , and proportional, integral, and differential PID controllers were used as precompensators of DO and pH in the cascade controller, respectively. The dynamic response of boxes A and B can be analyzed using the simulation model. The analysis is useful for design of the controllers, especially selection of controllers and...