Biopolymers for Food Design - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128114490

Biopolymers for Food Design, Volume 20

1st Edition

Editors: Alexandru Grumezescu Alina Maria Holban
Paperback ISBN: 9780128114490
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 9th March 2018
Page Count: 472
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Table of Contents

1. Biopolymers in Food Industry
2. Improving technological properties of biopolymers by dynamic high-pressure processing
3. Biopolymers for fat-replaced foods design
4. Microbial Polysaccharides in Food Industry
5. Dietary fibers in modern food production: A special perspective with beta-glucans
6. Cold- and heat-gelling biopolymers in food texture control
7. Application of Biopolymers in Microencapsulation Processes
8. Biopolymer packaging materials for food shelf-life prolongation
9. Functionality of starch derivatives in bakery and confectionery products
10. Fabrication and modification of novel biopolymer films to design bioactive delivery systems and stable food emulsions
11. New derivatives of modified starch for food technology
12. Nanostructuring Biopolymers for Improved Food Quality and Safety
13. Applications of alginate as a functional food ingredient
14. Present and future of (bio)degradable polymers for food packaging application
15. Chitosan applications in food industry


Description

Biopolymers for Food Design, Volume 20 in the Handbook of Bioengineering series, describes how biopolymers have made a major impact in the food industry, from food design, to food control and safety. Biopolymers can be used in the development of novel nutritional alternatives, to replace difficult to obtain food products, or for foods inaccessible or inappropriate for a particular population (i.e. allergic to specific components). In addition, some polymers can be used as functional ingredients, and can also represent efficient scaffolds for food ingredients with therapeutic values. This valuable reference is ideal for those looking for new solutions for the food industry.

Key Features

  • Presents common biopolymers and their applications in food bioengineering, from food design, to control and safety
  • Identifies how the use of certain biopolymers can result in faster production time and reduced costs
  • Includes cutting-edge technologies used in research for food design and other food-related applications
  • Discusses the use of biopolymers in food packaging, shelf-life extension, and the creation of novel food products

Readership

R & D personnel and marketing executives of food companies, academic researchers, industrial scientists and policy makers of several sectors (food, materials, pharma)


Details

No. of pages:
472
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2018
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Paperback ISBN:
9780128114490

About the Editors

Alexandru Grumezescu Editor

Dr. Grumezescu is Assistant Professor at the Department of Science and Engineering of Oxide Materials and Nanomaterials, in the Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, with a second affiliation to the Faculty of Medical Engineering, at the Politehnica University of Bucharest in Romania. He is an experienced and oft-published researcher and editor in the field of nano and biomaterials, and he is the Editor-in-Chief of three journals: Biointerface Research in Applied Chemistry, Letters and Applied NanoBioScience, and Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Bulletin. He also serves as editor or guest editor for several notable journals. Dr. Grumezescu has published 150 peer-reviewed papers, 20 book chapters, 6 co-authored books and 11 edited books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Science and Engineering of Oxide Materials and Nanomaterials, Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science and Faculty of Medical Engineering, Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania

Alina Maria Holban Editor

Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Biology, University of Bucharest; Department of Science and Engineering of Oxidic Materials and Nanomaterials, Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, University Politehnica of Bucharest

Qualifications and Experience: Assistant Professor – General Microbiology, Medical microbiology, Immunology, Immunopathology

Book Editor: Nanoarchitectonics for Smart Delivery and Drug Targeting (Elsevier) - in press - 2016

Assistant Editor - Letters in Applied NanoBioScience (http://nanobioletters.com/)

Guest Editor - Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology (Bentham Science - Impact Factor 2014 = 2.511)

The contribution of Dr Holban on her research field is supported by the publication of 48 papers in peer-reviewed journals (35 in ‎ Web of Science / ISI indexed journals indexed journals), 34 conference/symposia proceedings (posters and oral presentations, from which 24 were presented in International scientific meetings), 1 book, 5 book chapters in international books and 2 GenBank original sequences (patents). More than 30 of the published papers are investigating the applications of nanomaterials on biomedical fields, focusing on their antimicrobial effect.

Affiliations and Expertise

Microbiology Department, Faculty of Biology, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania