SAAFoST Northern Branch Lecture Evening

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: amurray@pixie.co.za
Website: http://www.foodengineering.co.za/

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?

Date

Tuesday 23 August 2011

Venue

3M South Africa, Woodmead - auditorium B, ground floor
Address: 146a, Kelvin Drive, Woodmead
Directions: see below

Programme:

17:30 for 18:00: Arrival & drinks
18:00 to 19:00: Welcome, presentation, questions
19:00 onwards: Dinner

Cost:

R60 per person for dinner. Full time students R30-00.
Attendance of lecture only is free but booking is essential.

Booking:

Please book through Irene Burke - not later than Friday 19 August 2011.
Book by e-mail: saafost.irene@telkomsa.net or
Fax: 086 698 4784 or Tel: 012-349 2788

Kindly provide the following information:

  1. Name(s) of all attendees:
  2. Company:
  3. Tel:
  4. Fax:
  5. E-mail:
  6. Number of people for lecture only:
  7. Number of people for dinner and lecture:
  8. Indicate whether any vegetarians are staying for dinner:

Payment method:

Cash only, on the night please.

Cancellation:

If you cannot make it, please cancel by Friday 19 August 2011 or, preferably, send someone in your place. Anyone who registers for supper and does not attend will regrettably have to be invoiced.

Directions:

From Johannesburg International Airport
  • Take R24 highway to Johannesburg
  • At Gilloolys interchange take N3 to Pretoria
  • Take N1 North - keep left
  • Take the Woodmead offramp
  • Turn right - you will cross over highway into Woodmead Drive (Makro and Pro-Shop on your right-hand side)
  • Turn left at first set of traffic lights into Woodlands Drive
  • At the bottom of Woodlands Drive turn left into Kelvin Drive
  • 3M South Africa is the first building in Kelvin Drive on your left-hand side
From Sandton (Katherine Street)
  • Follow Katherine Street towards Wendywood
  • Katherine Street becomes Bowling Avenue as you cross over South Road
  • Turn right at the intersection of Bowling Avenue and Kelvin Drive
  • 3M South Africa is at the corner of Woodlands Drive and Kelvin Drive. The entrance is in Kelvin Drive.
From Sandton (Rivonia Road)
  • Follow Rivonia Road, heading towards the Concrete Highway
  • Turn right into Kelvin Drive (Just after Fordsdicks BMW, at the Pavilion Shopping Centre)
  • Pass MorningGlen Shopping Centre, cross over Bowling Avenue.
  • 3M South Africa is at the corner of Woodlands Drive and Kelvin Drive. The entrance is in Kelvin Drive.
From Pretoria
  • From Pretoria, take the N1 South
  • At the N1/M1 split (after the Allandale Road offramp) take the M1 towards Johannesburg
  • Take the Woodmead offramp
  • Turn right - you will cross over highway into Woodmead Drive (Makro and Pro-Shop on your right-hand side)
  • Turn left at first set of traffic lights into Woodlands Drive
  • At the bottom of Woodlands Drive turn left into Kelvin Drive
  • 3M South Africa is the first building in Kelvin Drive on your left-hand side