Accession Number : ADD000860

Title :   Apparatus for Use in Freeze Dehydration.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Mehrlich,Ferdinand P ; Haugh,Raymond R

Report Date : 10 Aug 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The patent covers the freeze dehydration of permeable moisture containing materials such as meat. It also covers an improved method for freeze dehydrating such materials and an improved apparatus for shaping, holding and heating materials to be freeze dehydrated. The apparatus is a combined heater and rack comprising a vacuum chamber having upright frame members, slide members arranged in opposed pairs on the frame members, removable tiers interposed on the slides, electric heating elements in each of said tiers in opposed and interfitting relation, and means to compress the sandwiched material into an undulating shape with substantially uniform force.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Freeze drying, *Heaters, Meat, Moisture, Heating elements, Vacuum chambers

Subject Categories : Food, Food Service and Nutrition

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE