Smart Surface Materials in Industrial Food Frying

  • Adler-Nissen, Jens (Project Manager)
  • Ashokkumar, Saranya (Project Participant)

Project Details


Frying in the food industry is today based on equipment and processes that in many ways are not satisfactory for the production of refined foodstuffs of high culinary quality and low fat content.

The process technological problems are fundamental and demand e.g. better surface materials than the ones used today - which is stainless steel or Teflon coated steel. Both materials lack substantial properties (on stainless steel burnt layers are created that are fixed, Teflon has low durability and cannot tolerate temperatures that are high enough).

In this project it will be investigated how the surface material influences the frying process as well as the tendency to create burnt layers. The achieved knowledge will be used to choose and test different surface coatings in order to enhance the influence of surface coatings on the product quality, to enhance the durability of the surface coating and to reduce or hinder the creation of burnt layers.
Effective start/end date01/08/200731/07/2010