Israel Pala-Rosas

Instituto Politécnico Nacional

Israel Pala-Rosas is a biochemical engineer at the Instituto Tecnológico de Tehuacán (Tehuacán, México), with a Master\'s degree in chemical engineering from the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (Puebla, México) and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the School of Chemical Engineering and Extractive Industries of the Instituto Politécnico Nacional (México). Dr. Pala-Rosas has experience in the areas of production and quality in the canned food and beverage industry, and also in the processing of triglycerides for the production of soap and biodiesel. In addition, he has served as a professor at higher level institutions where he has been co-director of thesis and synodal at the undergraduate and graduate levels in works on catalysis, reactor modeling, and separation processes. His interest lays in the research and development of catalytic and biotechnological processes for the transformation of biomass-derived molecules to compounds of technological and industrial interest. He focuses his work on the synthesis, characterization, and testing of catalysts, as well as the design and analysis of chemical and biochemical reactors. Areas related to the catalytic processes, such as chemical thermodynamics, unit operations, and economics, are also under his scope.

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The drying stage is important in biotechnological and chemical processes because it allows the pretreatment of feedstocks with different moisture contents for their physical or chemical transformation. Drying also enables the post-treatment of products for their final presentation and packaging, thus having wide application in the food, agro-industrial, pharmaceutical, and chemical industries. Current Drying Processes presents recent advances in the development of drying operations through the presentation of chapters dealing with theoretical and experimental aspects of different technologies, namely solar, convective, fluidized, and ultrasonic drying, for organic and inorganic materials.

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