Most foods contain oil or water, and many contain both, in which one is dispersed in the other in the form of an emulsion. The most common types of emulsions are oil-in-water (O/W) and water-in-oil (W/O), in which the oil or fat content can be as low as 1% or as high as 80%. In fact it has been said more than once that water itself can be described as a ‘fat-free emulsion’, at least to emulsion scientists!
Emulsion science is concerned with designing and controlling the properties of an oil/water interface, the layer of surface active components that resides at the boundary between an oil phase and a water phase. Add in the complexity of an oil phase containing fat crystals, and a water phase containing gels and thickeners, and it is easy to see how complex emulsion science can be.
This completely revised and extended course is designed to cover the key principles that underpin emulsion science and how these contribute to the control of product performance. It includes descriptions of the main emulsifier types and the most important methods for characterising the properties of emulsions. It will be suitable for product developers and for those in other technical roles that are concerned with emulsion-based products. Those new to the field will appreciate the overview that the course provides, whilst those more experienced will find it a useful reminder.
The course combines classroom-based teaching with practical sessions, and delegates are encouraged to bring their emulsion-based problems to the course with them for discussion and the identification of potential solutions!
From this course you will
Understand the basic principles of emulsion science and the roles of the key ingredients and processes in controlling emulsion properties
Appreciate the importance of emulsion science in controlling product quality
Be able to better apply emulsion science for specific product attributes
Know which analytical techniques to use for the characterisation of emulsion-based foods
•Product development and other technical managers that work with emulsion-based foods
•Factory-based managers and senior production staff that need to know the role that emulsion science plays in controlling product quality
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