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Intelligent Resource Use to Deliver Waste Valorisation and Process Resilience in Manufacturing Environments (2020)
Journal Article
Fisher, O. J., Watson, N. J., Escrig, J. E., & Gomes, R. L. (2020). Intelligent Resource Use to Deliver Waste Valorisation and Process Resilience in Manufacturing Environments. Johnson Matthey Technology Review, 64(1), 93–99. https://doi.org/10.1595/205651320x15735483214878

Circular economy (CE) thinking has emerged as a route to sustainable manufacture, with related cradle-to-cradle implications requiring implementation from the design stage. The challenge lies in moving manufacturing environments away from the traditi... Read More about Intelligent Resource Use to Deliver Waste Valorisation and Process Resilience in Manufacturing Environments.

The Effect of Light Intensity, Sensor Height, and Spectral Pre-Processing Methods When Using NIR Spectroscopy to Identify Different Allergen-Containing Powdered Foods (2019)
Journal Article
Rady, A., Fischer, J., Reeves, S., Logan, B., & James Watson, N. (2020). The Effect of Light Intensity, Sensor Height, and Spectral Pre-Processing Methods When Using NIR Spectroscopy to Identify Different Allergen-Containing Powdered Foods. Sensors, 20(1), https://doi.org/10.3390/s20010230

Food allergens present a significant health risk to the human population, so their presence must be monitored and controlled within food production environments. This is especially important for powdered food, which can contain nearly all known food... Read More about The Effect of Light Intensity, Sensor Height, and Spectral Pre-Processing Methods When Using NIR Spectroscopy to Identify Different Allergen-Containing Powdered Foods.

The effect of cellulose and starch on the viscoelastic and thermal properties of acid-swollen collagen paste (2019)
Journal Article
Sobanwa, M., Foster, T., & Watson, N. (2020). The effect of cellulose and starch on the viscoelastic and thermal properties of acid-swollen collagen paste. Food Hydrocolloids, 101, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodhyd.2019.105460

Collagen pastes are processed materials obtained through the swelling of minced bovine hides using acids into a fibrous swollen structure. Depending on the application, there is a need to improve the performance of these pastes in terms of rheologica... Read More about The effect of cellulose and starch on the viscoelastic and thermal properties of acid-swollen collagen paste.

Clean-in-place monitoring of different food fouling materials using ultrasonic measurements (2019)
Journal Article
Escrig, J., Woolley, E., Rangappa, S., Simeone, A., & Watson, N. (2019). Clean-in-place monitoring of different food fouling materials using ultrasonic measurements. Food Control, 104, 358-366. doi:10.1016/j.foodcont.2019.05.013

Clean-in-Place is an autonomous technique used to clean the internal surfaces of processing equipment in the food and drink sector. However, these systems clean for a longer time than required with negative economic and environmental impacts. In th... Read More about Clean-in-place monitoring of different food fouling materials using ultrasonic measurements.

Monitoring the Different Stages of Industrial Cleaning using Ultrasonic Sensors (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Watson, N. J., Escrig Escrig, J., Woolley, E., Rangappa, S., & Simeone, A. (2019, May). Monitoring the Different Stages of Industrial Cleaning using Ultrasonic Sensors. Paper presented at 7th International Symposium on Sensor Science

Clean-in-Place (CIP) technologies use a combination of time, temperature, chemicals and mechanical force (caused by flowing water) to clean processing equipment in the food and drink, pharmaceutical and fast moving consumer goods sectors. One of the... Read More about Monitoring the Different Stages of Industrial Cleaning using Ultrasonic Sensors.

Enhanced clean-in-place monitoring using ultraviolet induced fluorescence and neural networks (2018)
Journal Article
Simeone, A., Deng, B., Watson, N., & Woolley, E. (2018). Enhanced clean-in-place monitoring using ultraviolet induced fluorescence and neural networks. Sensors, 18(11), doi:10.3390/s18113742

Clean-in-place (CIP) processes are extensively used to clean industrial equipment without the need for disassembly. In food manufacturing, cleaning can account for up to 70% of water use and is also a heavy user of energy and chemicals. Due to a curr... Read More about Enhanced clean-in-place monitoring using ultraviolet induced fluorescence and neural networks.

Cloud manufacturing as a sustainable process manufacturing route (2018)
Journal Article
Fisher, O., Watson, N., Porcu, L., Bacon, D., Rigley, M., & Gomes, R. (2018). Cloud manufacturing as a sustainable process manufacturing route. Journal of Manufacturing Systems, 47, doi:10.1016/j.jmsy.2018.03.005

Cloud Manufacturing (CM) is a service oriented business model to share manufacturing capabilities and resources on a cloud platform. Manufacturing is under pressure to achieve cost and environmental impact reductions, as manufacturing becomes more in... Read More about Cloud manufacturing as a sustainable process manufacturing route.

Development of a discrete element model with moving realistic geometry to simulate particle motion in a Mi-Pro granulator (2016)
Journal Article
Watson, N., Povey, M., Reynolds, G., Ding, Y., & Xu, B. (2016). Development of a discrete element model with moving realistic geometry to simulate particle motion in a Mi-Pro granulator. Computers and Chemical Engineering, 93, 234-247. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compchemeng.2016.06.021

This paper presents the implementation of a methodology incorporating a 3D CAD geometry into a 3D Discrete Element Method (DEM) code; discussing some of the issues which were experienced. The 3D CAD model was discretised into a finite element mesh an... Read More about Development of a discrete element model with moving realistic geometry to simulate particle motion in a Mi-Pro granulator.

Acoustic emission monitoring from a lab scale high shear granulator—A novel approach (2014)
Journal Article
Watson, N., Povey, M., Reynolds, G., Xu, B., & Ding, Y. (2014). Acoustic emission monitoring from a lab scale high shear granulator—A novel approach. International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 465(1-2), 262-274. doi:10.1016/j.ijpharm.2014.01.032

A new approach to the monitoring of granulation processes using passive acoustics together with precise control over the granulation process has highlighted the importance of particle–particle and particle–bowl collisions in acoustic emission. The re... Read More about Acoustic emission monitoring from a lab scale high shear granulator—A novel approach.