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Chemical and Paper Engineering
Analyzing energy intensive processes in industry is crucial for improving sustainability, lowering costs, and increasing profit margins on products. Material and energy balances were performed to identify process losses in the cooling of Frosted Mini-Wheats. Existing cooling technology was compared to alternate technology available on the market, and a cost analysis was performed to compare all options explored. Recommendations were made to the system to potentially reduce the line's energy usage and downtime, with the objective of creating a more sustainable and efficient process.
Graves, Jessica, "Optimizing Frosted Mini-Wheats' Finished Food Cooling Process" (2018). Honors Theses. 2947.
Honors Thesis-Open Access