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Archana Bista

Project Title: The application and evaluation of an inline process flowmeters for process monitoring and control of dairy concentrates

Overview: 

My project aims to identify potential inline Process Analytical Technology (PAT) tools for process monitoring and control during production of dairy powders. The viscosity of a dairy concentrate can have a limiting effect on the crucial stages of producing dairy milk powders (e.g. skim milk powder and milk protein concentrate powder).Therefore implementation of inline PAT tools allow real-time monitoring and control of concentrate flow behaviour at critical points in the process. Currently, I am evaluating the application of two inline process flowmeters (using different concentrates at standard manufacturer’s operating conditions) at laboratory and pilot scale.

I am from Kathmandu, Nepal. I did my masters in Food Technology from KU Leuven and Ghent University (interuniversity programme), Belgium. I love to sketch and explore new places in my spare time.

Programme Area: Food Science

Supervisors: Dr. Norah O'Shea, Dr. John Tobin and Prof. Colm O'Donnell

Location: Food Chemistry and Technology, Teagasc, Moorepark, Fermoy Co. Cork

Funding Source: Teagasc and Dairy Processing Technology Centre (DPTC)