Food Packaging and Preservation, Volume 9 in the Handbook of Food Bioengineering series, explores recent approaches to preserving and prolonging safe use of food products while also maintaining the properties of fresh foods. This volume contains valuable information and novel ideas regarding recently investigated packaging techniques and their implications on food bioengineering. In addition, classical and modern packaging materials and the impact of materials science on the development of smart packaging approaches are discussed. This book is a one-stop-shop for anyone in the food industry seeking to understand how bioengineering can foster research and innovation.
- Presents cutting technologies and approaches utilized in current and future food preservation for both food and beverages
- Offers research methods for the creation of novel preservatives and packaging materials to improve the quality and lifespan of preserved foods
- Features techniques to ensure the safe use of foods for longer periods of time
- Provides solutions of antimicrobial films and coatings for food packaging applications to enhance food safety and quality
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2. New food packaging systems
3. Active food packaging from botanical, animal, bacterial and synthetic sources
4. Powerful solution to mitigate the temperature variation effect: development of novel super-insulating materials
5. Report on edible films and coatings
6. Antioxidant polymers for food packaging
7. Polysarccharide Nanobased Packaging Materials for Food Application
8. Bio-based nanocomposites for food packaging and their effect in food quality and safety
9. Biodegradable films: An alternative food packaging
10. Recent Trends in active, smart and intelligent packaging for food products
11. New materials for the aging of wines and beverages. Evaluation and comparison
12. Natural antimicrobial agents for food biopreservation with future prospects
13. Dairy whey protein-based edible films and coatings for food preservation
14. Polymers for Modified Atmosphere Packaging Applications
15. Using laccases for food preservation
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.
Holban, Alina Maria
Alina-Maria Holban is a Lecturer in Microbiology and Immunology, at the Faculty of Biology, University of Bucharest; and associate Researcher at the University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania, working on the field of bionanomaterials with antimicrobial applications. The contribution of Dr Holban in her research field is supported by the publication of 75 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 42 conference/symposia proceedings (posters and oral presentations, from which 29 were presented in International scientific meetings), 21 edited books, 20 book chapters in international books and 2 GenBank original sequences (patents). More than 50% of the published papers are investigating the applications of nanomaterials on biomedical fields.