SAAFoST Cape Branch Event Notice

Virtual water, virtual beer and lots of real science
Speaker: Andrew Murray
BSc (Chem Eng)
Expertise: Food Process and Project Engineering, Energy and Design Audits, Training
E mail:

The International Association of Engineering and Food, of which SAAFoST is a member, arranges a congress (ICEF) every four years. This provides a forum for scientists of many disciplines, not just engineers. This year at ICEF11 in Athens, more than 400 oral and more than 600 poster presentations provided a view of the cutting edge technologies that will be shaping the food industry's ability to meet the technical challenges of the 21st century.

At this conference Andrew presented a paper entitled "Theoretical energy calculations for food processing under South African conditions". During his talk to SAAFoST members, he will present a resume of his paper as well as a summary of some of the questions raised at the congress such as -

  • How much water is needed to produce a kilo of pork or a cup of tea?
  • What are the trends in non-thermal technology and is there now a winner?
  • Is there nano in food?
  • What are the engineers saying about food safety? and
  • What is brewing on Beer Island?


28 September 2011


Crown National
4 Pepper Place, Rainbow Park Phase II
Montague Gardens
021-527 6100


18h00 for 18h30


18h00 - 18h30 Arrival & network:
18h30 - during presentation Snacks
18h45 - 19h30 Presentation
  Network to the end at 20h00


Andrew Murray


Free for SAAFoST members
R100 (including VAT) for non - SAAFoST members


26 September 2011 to Tricia Fitchet on 082 969 5676 (cell), 0866 305 985 (fax) or email:


Direct deposit or electronic transfer into our bank account (see below) and fax / email proof of payment to Tricia Fitchet.
No money will be accepted at the event.

Banking Details

Account Name: SAAFoST
Bank: ABSA
Account No.: 920 582 0197 (Savings Account)
Branch Code: 632005
REFERENCE: "CB" your initial and surname; and event date e.g. CB-AN Other 28SEP11

The venue is generously sponsored by Crown National.

Places are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Please send me your comments, suggestions and topic ideas which are valued and will keep SAAFoST Cape Branch events relevant and a must to attend!

Kind regards

Jacques van den Berg
Chairman: Cape Branch Committee
Tel: +27 21 859 7000