IIFPT

PRIMARY PROCESSING, STORAGE AND HANDLING

Our Food Testing Laboratory is equipped to analyse the Physico-chemical characteristics of Food materials including raw materials and finished products. We have wide range of equipments to analyse Food composition, Textural properties, Viscosity, Elemental analysis and Toxin analysis in Food grains, Water analysis and phytochemical analysis in Fruits and Vegetables. Samples from different industries like Food Processing Industries, Edible Oil industries, Exporters & Importers and Pharma and Biotech industries and sent to us for analysis. The samples are analysed with the standard protocols like AOAC, AACC and BIS standards.

This department has eminent faculty member with a greater experience in academics, research and administration.They are engaged in teamwork with other departments on inter-disciplinary projects. Faculty’s research has been focused on storage of food products, fumigation of food grains, controlled atmosphere storage and modified atmosphere storage of bulk products.

DPPSH is established with superior infrastructure facility which serves a wide platform for efficient industrial collaborations. Laboratories are occupied with sophisticated equipments like Stereozoom microscope, Biofumigation system, Ozone analyzer, Phosphine gas generation chamber, etc., The Department also has a bulk storage research facility which comprise of five galvanized metal bins of various diameters and heights with fully automated loading, aerating and drying systems.

Training and Consultancy

Training and consultancies are also offered by the faculty members on solving problems in grain storage, handling and insect management. Research projects on Public Private Partnership mode are also conducted. A project on "Design and development of solar photo-voltaic powered cold storage system” in collaboration with NIT, Trichy funded by DST is currently under progress.

Training and consultancies are also offered by the faculty members on solving problems in grain storage, handling and insect management. Research projects on Public Private Partnership mode are also conducted. A project on "Design and development of solar photo-voltaic powered cold storage system” in collaboration with NIT, Trichy funded by DST is currently under progress.