Food, Medical, and Environmental Applications of Polysaccharides provides a detailed resource for those interested in the design and preparation of polysaccharides for state-of-the-art applications. The book begins with an introductory section covering sources, chemistry, architectures, bioactivity, and chemical modifications of polysaccharides. Subsequent parts of the book are organized by field, with chapters focusing on specific applications across food, medicine, and the environment. This is an extremely valuable book for researchers, scientists, and advanced students in biopolymers, polymer science, polymer chemistry, biomaterials, materials science, biotechnology, biomedical engineering, cosmetics, medicine, food science, and environmental science.
This important class of biopolymer can offer attractive properties and modification potential, enabling its use in groundbreaking areas across food, medical, and environmental fields. The book will be of interest to scientists, R&D professionals, designers, and engineers who utilize polysaccharide-based materials.
- Presents comprehensive information of the polymeric structures and properties that can be developed from polysaccharides
- Offers systematic coverage of classification, synthesis, and characterization, enabling targeted design and preparation of polysaccharides for specific applications
- Explores advanced methods, for novel applications across food, medicine, and the environment
Part I: Introduction 1. Introduction to polysaccharides 2. Bioactivity of the polysaccharides 3. Chemical modifications of polysaccharides
Part II: Food applications 4. Protein separation and purification 5. Edible films 6. Oil entrapped films 7. Gels 8. Nanocomposites 9. Nutraceutical delivery systems
Part III: Medical applications 10. Tissue engineering 11. Anticoagulation 12. Drug delivery systems 13. Antitumor activity of polysaccharides 14. Polysaccharides for osteoarthritis therapy 15. Polysaccharides for ocular disorder therapy 16. Environment-responsive polysaccharides 17. Antimicrobial polysaccharides 18. Immobilization of probiotics 19. Immobilization of enzymes 20. Wound dressings 21. Biosensors
Part IV: Environmental applications 22. Marine applications 23. Electrochemical biosensors 24. Immobilization of microbial cells 25. Effluent treatment using polysaccharide 26. Biodiesel production 27. Reinforcing agents in green composites 28. Environment-responsive polysaccharides
Prof. Indranil Banerjee did his Ph. D. in Biotechnology (Tissue Engineering) from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India in the year 2011. Presently, is holding the position of an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biotechnology and Medical Engineering at National Institute of Technology- Rourkela. He is the Professor-in-Charge of the Bioprocess Laboratory and Biomicrofludics Laboratory. His group is actively involved in understanding the cell physiology in response to biomaterials developed on a length scale (nano to macro). He was a visiting scientist in Maxplanck Institute of Intelligent System, Germany. Dr. Banerjee has authored 35 SCI cited publications in various journals of repute with a total citation of more than 450. He is also serving as industrial consultant.
Dr. Preetam Sarkar graduated with an MS in Food and Nutritional Sciences from California State University-Fresno and a PhD in Food Sciences from Purdue University. Thereafter, he has been working as an Assistant Professor of Food Sciences at National Institute of Technology Rourkela, India. Dr. Sarkar's primary research interests lie in the development of delivery vehicles for the protection of functional molecules within food systems, and he is also working on the utilization of food processing techniques such as extrusion for the utilization of food by-products. He has published several research and review articles, as well as book chapters, in the area of food delivery systems.
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Prof. Kim is a Professor in the Department of International Agricultural Technology at Seoul National University. He also serves as a Director of the Institute of Food Industrialization, Institutes of Green Bio Science & Technology, SNU, and holds the post of Adjunct Professor at Audubon Sugar Institute, LSU-AgCenter, St. Gabriel, USA. Prof. Kim has published 192 research papers, and has registered 39 patents in South Korea, and 3 patents in the US. He also serves as the Editor of the 'Journal of Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering'.
Dr. Maji obtained his Ph. D. in Materials Science from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India in 2010. After 1.5 years of postdoctoral research with Professor Dr. Seema Agarwal and Professor Dr. Andreas Greiner at Philipps University Marburg (Germany), he moved to Ghent University (Belgium) for his second postdoctoral training with Professor Richard Hoogenboom. From July 2017, he was appointed as Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemistry, SRM Institute of Science and Technology (SRMIST), Chennai, India. He has authored more than 40 SCI cited publications in various journals of repute and book chapters. He is recipient of prestigious Alexander von Humboldt fellowship of Germany (2010) and FWO Pegasus Marie Curie Fellowship of Belgium (2012).