NEW FROM EUROSIS: ERASMUS+ Textbook on Quantitative Tools for Sustainable Food and Energy in the Food Chain

Dear Colleague,

I have the pleasure to announce that the EUROSIS "Textbook on Quantitative Tools for Sustainable Food and Energy in the food chain" (2nd print) together with the accompanying software, can now be ordered from EUROSIS. This essential book for all those interested in food quality management and food safety, offers teachers as well as students a hands-on, in-depth analysis and solutions of the problems associated with agro-food production.


The book provides an introduction to quantitative tools for sustainable food and energy in the food chain with a focus on predictive microbiology, risk assessment and LCA applications. This book is the result of a 3 years collaborative EU ERASMUS+ strategic partnership on cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good teaching practices. This programme was developed among 7 Institutes (the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece), the University College Dublin (Ireland), the University of Birmingham (UK), the University of Santiago de Compostella (Spain), Oniris (France), the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium) and the University of Malta (Malta)) and one industrial partner (FEIRACO, Spain), with a desire to develop collaboration and innovative problem based learning initiatives. The multi-lateral trans-European cooperation, fosters both institutional collaboration and innovative problem based learning initiatives.
The book is a product of this collaboration and provides instruction for early stage researchers in the areas of Food Science, Biosystems and Food Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Biology, Biomathematics, Biostatistics and any other relevant areas.


The book is presented in 3 sections. Section I deals with Quantitative Microbiology by providing an introduction to this scientific area followed by the theory, applications and exercises in multiscale modelling and simulation. This is showcased through macroscopic, mesoscopic and microscopic modelling. The section is concluded by presenting the principles of the design of experiments and optimal experimental design for model calibration.

Section II deals with Risk Assessment. Following a detailed description of its principles two subsections are presented focusing on food safety and quantitative microbial risk assessment during food processing and predicting the microbial behaviour during distribution and storage of foods in exposure assessment. Both sections are described in detail with a number of examples
and exercises for the better comprehension by the readers.

The book ends with section III, which focuses on Life Cycle Assessment. Firstly the topic of food processing and energy demand assessment are presented followed by the steps required to conduct Life Cycle Assessment studies and providing examples of its implications for sustainability.

For your perusal you can download the contents pages here:


Textbook on Quantitative Tools for Sustainable Food and Energy in the food chain
First Edition June 2017 -2nd imprint
Edited by Vasilis P. Valdramidis, Enda J. Cummins, Jan F.M. Van Impe
Softbound, 331 pages
ISBN 978-90-77381-960
This book comes with an USB-stick containing all necessary software.


The book can be obtained from EUROSIS using the linked order form
Price for EUROSIS members 80 EUR plus shipping costs
Price for non EUROSIS members is 100 EUR plus shipping costs
Special prices are available for bulk orders (from 3 copies onward)

Only prepaid orders are accepted
Use the linked order form and for Europe do not forget to add in your VAT number

All 2018 EUROSIS books are now available from


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B-8400 Ostend, Belgium
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