Food Preservation

Food Preservation

1st Edition - August 31, 2016

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  • Editor: Alexandru Grumezescu
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128043035
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128043745

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Food Preservation, Volume Six, the latest in the Nanotechnology in the Agri-Food Industry series, discusses how nanotechnology can improve and control the growth of pathogenic and spoilage compounds to improve food safety and quality. The book includes research information on nanovesicles, nanospheres, metallic nanoparticles, nanofibers, and nanotubes, and how they are capable of trapping bioactive substances to increase and maintain the stability of compounds often sensitive under typical food processing and storage conditions. This book will be useful to a wide audience of food science research professionals and professors and students doing research in the field.

Key Features

  • Describes the effective utilization of nanostructured antimicrobials in toxicological studies and real food systems
  • Offers research strategies for understanding opportunities in antimicrobial nanostructures and the potential challenges of their toxicity
  • Presents diverse applications of nanostructured antimicrobials in food preservation
  • Covers the potential benefits of nanotechnology and methods of risk assessment that ensure food safety


Professionals, Researchers, academic and government staff and students across all of food science and students in food science, biotechnological, and engineering fields

Table of Contents

  • 1. Antimicrobic nanocomposites for food packaging
    2. Food applications of nanostructured antimicrobials
    3. Nanostructured antimicrobial materials in the food industry
    4. Antimicrobial nanotechnology: Research implications and prospects in food safety
    5. Sanitation of Equipment
    6. Recent advances in gas plasma technology for decontamination of food surfaces
    7. Use of high intensity ultrasound for production of antimicrobial and self-cleaning surfaces
    8. Multifunctional antimicrobial nanocomposites for food packaging applications
    9. Nanostructurated materials for prolonged and safe food preservation
    10. Nanobiotechnological strategies for toxigenic fungi and mycotoxin control
    11. Natural products used for food preservation
    12. Use of nanoparticles as a potential antimicrobial for food packaging
    13. Recent Advances in the Direct and Nanomaterials-based Matrix-assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Mass Spectrometric Approaches for Rapid Characterization and Identification of Foodborne Pathogens
    14. Nano-metals Appraisal in Food Preservation and Food-Related Activities
    15. Photodamage and photoprotection: towards safety and sustainability through nanotechnology solutions
    16. Nanoparticles and their potential application as antimicrobials in food industry
    17. Nanobiotechnology of cyanobacterial UV-protective compounds: Innovations and prospects
    18. Advances in molecular biology based assays for the rapid detection of food microbial contaminants
    19. Antimicrobial Food Packaging with Cellulose-Copper Nanoparticles Embedded in Thermoplastic Resins
    20. Scientometric overview in food nanopreservation

Product details

  • No. of pages: 792
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2016
  • Published: August 31, 2016
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128043035
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128043745

About the Editor

Alexandru Grumezescu

Alexandru Grumezescu
Alexandru Mihai Grumezescu is a lecturer in the Department of Science and Engineering of Oxide Materials and Nanomaterials, at the Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania. He is an experienced researcher and published editor in the field of nano and biostructures. He is the editor-in-chief of two international open access journals: Biointerface Research in Applied Chemistry, Letters and Applied NanoBioScience. Dr. Grumezescu has published more than 200 peer-reviewed papers, authored nine books, and has served as an editor for more than 50 scholarly 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

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