Thesis Title: Modelling of bolus formation during oral processing.
Located in the School of Engineering and Advanced Technology, Massey University, Mr How is a PhD student working on Modelling of bolus formation during oral processing. While there is a lot of literature on chewing models, no models have shown to incorporate saliva addition although saliva is proven to have an impact on certain foods such as foods with low moisture content and starch-containing foods. Mr How wishes to expand existing chewing models in the literature to account for saliva secretion to understand its impact on digestion, mixing, and taste and aroma release.
Affiliated with Massey University