The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Pilot Plant Equipment


  • Spray Dryer with Agglomeration capabilities: This GEA system allows for spray drying and agglomeration to produce powders from food and bioactive delivery systems.
  • Bench-Top Spray Dryer: Capable of spray drying small sample sizes.
  • Microthermics UHT/HTST Pasteurization Unit: Capable of doing both High Temperature Short Time and Ultra-High Temperature pasteurization and aseptic filling.​
  • Freeze Drying System: A small scale lyophilization system for food grade components.
  • Supercritical Fluid System: A carbon dioxide method for the clean isolation of bioactive compounds from biological materials.
  • Reverse Osmosis Pilot Plant Ultrafiltration Unit: A technique for the removal of water and small molecular weight compounds from aqueous systems.
  • Agitating retort: A pilot scale retort for sterilization of flexible pouches.
  • Contherm Heat Exchanger for heating and cooling liquid and high viscosity foods.
  • Cheese Vat​
  • Cabinet Dryer
  • Smoke House
  • Ice cream maker
  • High Speed Mixers
  • Homogenizers​

Facilities are available to internal and external researchers on a fee-for-service basis.

More details can be obtained at UMass Amherst IALS website- Nutriceutical Formulation.

Or contact

David Prodanas, Manager