Nanoemulsions: Formulation, Applications, and Characterization provides detailed information on the production, application and characterization of food nanoemulsion as presented by experts who share a wealth of experience. Those involved in the nutraceutical, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries will find this a useful reference as it addresses findings related to different preparation and formulation methods of nanoemulsions and their application in different fields and products. As the last decade has seen a major shift from conventional emulsification processes towards nanoemulsions that both increase the efficiency and stability of emulsions and improve targeted drug and nutraceutical delivery, this book is a timely resource.
- Summarizes general aspects of food nanoemulsions and their formulation
- Provides detailed information on the production, application, and characterization of food nanoemulsion
- Reveals the potential of nanoemulsions, as well as their novel applications in functional foods, nutraceutical products, delivery systems, and cosmetic formulations
- Explains preparation of nanoemulsions by both low- and high-energy methods
Section 1: Nanoemulsion basics 1. General aspects of nanoemulsions and their formulation 2. Nanoemulsion properties
Section 2: Preparation of nanoemulsions by low-energy methods 3. Catastrophic phase inversion techniques 4. Transitional phase inversion techniques
Section 3: Production of nanoemulsions by mechanical methods 5. General principles of nanoemulsion formation by high-energy mechanical methods 6. Fabrication of nanoemulsions by rotor-stator emulsification 7. Fabrication of nanoemulsions by high pressure valve homogenization 8. Fabrication of nanoemulsions by microfluidization 9. Fabrication of nanoemulsions by ultrasonication 10. Fabrication of nanoemulsions using membrane emulsification
Section 4: Application of nanoemulsions 11. Application of nanoemulsions in foods 12. Application of nanoemulsions in chemicals, agrochemicals, and petrochemicals 13. Application of nanoemulsions in drug delivery 14. Application of nanoemulsions in cosmetics 15. Application of nanoemulsions in synthesis of nanoparticles
Section 5: Characterization and analysis of nanoemulsions 16. Characterization of particle properties in nanoemulsions 17. Characterization of physicochemical properties of nanoemulsions 18. Characterization of gastrointestinal fate of nanoemulsions
Section 6: Conclusion, future trends, and regulatory issues of nanoemulsions
Dr. Seid Mahdi Jafari received his PhD degree in 2006 in Food Process Engineering from the University of Queensland, Australia. He has been working on the nanoemulsification and nanoencapsulation of food ingredients for the past decade. He is Associate Professor in the Department of Food Materials and Process Design Engineering, Faculty of Food Science and Technology, University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Pardis, Basidj Square, Gorgan, Iran, and he is an academic member of GAU (Iran). He has published more than 85 papers in top-ranked international food science journals and 18 book chapters, along with editing four books with LAP and Elsevier publishers. In November 2015, he was awarded as one of the top 1% scientists of the world with the highest citations by Thompson Reuters (Essential Scientific Indicators) in the field of Biological Sciences.
McClements, D. JulianProfessor David Julian McClements works in the Department of Food Science at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is well known for his research into lipid oxidation and antioxidants.