Polysaccharide Dispersions

Chemistry and Technology in Food

Series Editor:

  • Steve Taylor, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, USA


  • Reginald Walter, Cornell University, Geneva, New York, U.S.A.

Polysaccharides are the subject of heightened interest today, and this book is a concise and fully up-to-date study of the properties of food polysaccharides, describing their interaction with water, the mass-volume-pressure-relationship, various types of mathematical modeling, and the common phenomenology under different combinations of stimuli. New empirical and theoretical equations, which are not often identified with food technologies, are used to support the findings. Polysaccharide Dispersions: Chemistry and Technology in Food is written in a simple, nontechnical style and should be equally comprehensible to the student, the researcher, the plant manager, and the casual observer with only a modest technical background.
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Academic and industrial food scientists, food technologists, food engineers, food chemists, food processors and manufacturers.


Book information

  • Published: October 1997
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-733865-1

Table of Contents

Origin and Characteristics of Polysaccharides. The polysaccharide-Water Interface. State-and Path-Dependent Properties. Concentration Regimes and Mathematical Modeling. Additivity, Complementarity and Synergism. Thermal Processing. Isolation, Purification and Characterization. Classifications. Saccharides in Fat Replacement. References.