Special Issue "Nanomaterials to Enhance Food Quality, Safety, and Health Impact"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2019)
Prof. Dr. Jose María LAGARON
Prof. Dr. Sergio Torres-Giner
Novel Materials and Nanotechnology Group, Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology (IATA), Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC), Paterna 46980, Spain
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Interests: sustainable polymer technologies from agro-food waste; nanofibers obtained by electrospinning; controlled release of active compounds in plastic formulations; polymers for food packaging
Food quality, safety, and fortification are key aspects to guarantee that foods reach consumers in optimal conditions, from the point of view of freshness, microbiology, and health promotion. Nanotechnology offers significant potential to secure or even enhance these aspects. Technologies, such as nanofabrication and nanoencapsulation, provide new added value solutions for the fortification of foods with bioactives, and also for targeted controlled release in the gut. Nanomaterials can also support food quality and safety by being added directly into a food matrix or into food contact materials, such as packaging. Thus, nanomaterials can be leveraged in the form of nanocomposites into food packaging design via melt compounding, lamination or electrohydrodynamic processing to promote roles such as barrier, antimicrobial, antioxidant, oxygen scavenging, and controlled release of bioactives. These attributes can be exerted either by intended or non-intended migration of the nanomaterials or the active substances they may carry. Lastly, nanomaterials can also be advantageously applied to provide unique opportunities in circular bioeconomy strategies in relation to the valorization of, for instance, bio-based materials, agro-based by-products, and biowaste. This Special Issue targets fundamental and oriented efforts made by researchers and technologist to address all the topics mentioned above.
Dr. Jose Maria LAGARON
Dr. Sergio TORRES-GINER
Dr. Cristina PRIETO
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- Oxygen scavengers
- Barrier, Active and Bioactive Packaging
- Controlled Release