Calculating the time it takes for a pie to cook – Fourier’s law

Cooking a pie in the oven is always a delicate balancing act. You don’t want the pie to dry out and become tough. But under cooking is probably worse, with raw liquid filling being left in the pie...

Calculating the temperature of food cooling down

How cold does your freezer need to be for freezing that piece of fish in less than 2 minutes?How fast does your cooling water need to flow to keep a pipe full of soup at temperature? If you’re designing...

How coffee beans are processed

Long before that steaming cup of (Turkish?) coffee stands in front of you, or even before you buy that bag of coffee beans, your coffee beans have been through quite a bit. From plant to farmer to processor...

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