Faculty Advisor

Kmiotek, Stephen J.

Faculty Advisor

Wodin-Schwartz, Sarah Jane

Abstract

The purpose of this project was to study and identify the effects of different freezing conditions on cranberries in Ocean Spray’s Sweetened Dried Cranberry (SDC) process. By understanding how different freezing conditions affect the cellular structure of cranberries, these effects can be better accounted for during the SDC manufacturing process. The project involved a preliminary SDC lab-scale process design, and the development of a freezing method for yielding full batches of cranberries that underwent uniform freezing conditions. The freezing method concluded by this year’s project should be used by future teams in carrying and testing batches through the lab-scale process.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2018

Major

Chemical Engineering

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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