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Author Nussinovitch, A.

Title Polymer macro- and micro-gel beads : fundamentals and applications / Amos Nussinovitch
Published New York : Springer, [2010]
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Contents Note continued: 4.6. Milk Industry -- 4.6.1. Immobilization in the Milk Industry -- 4.6.2. Hydrolysis of Lactose in Milk -- 4.6.3. Antibiotic Residues in Milk -- 4.7. Miscellaneous Flavor Materials and Aroma Compounds -- 4.7.1. Biotransformation from Geraniol to Nerol -- 4.7.2. Limonin -- 4.7.3. & beta;-Ionone -- 4.7.4. Naringin -- 4.7.5. Methyl Ketone (Blue Cheese Flavor) as a Flavor Molecule from Higher Fungi -- 4.7.6. Capsaicin -- 4.7.7. Vanillin -- 4.7.8. Japanese Seasoning -- 4.8. Miscellaneous Applications -- 4.8.1. Production of Oligosaccharides -- 4.8.2. Preservatives and Bacteriocins -- 4.8.3. Xylitol Production -- 4.8.4. Carotenoids and Leucrose -- 4.8.5. cis, cis-Muconic Acid (MA) -- 4.9. Various Industrial Options -- 4.9.1. Fuel Ethanol Production -- 4.9.2. Application of Gels for Separation Matrices -- 4.9.3. Bioartificial Organs -- 4.9.4. Insect Cell Immobilization -- References -- 5. Medicinal Applications of Hydrocolloid Beads -- 5.1. Introduction -- 5.2. Encapsulation of Cells in Hydrogels -- 5.3. Stem Cells in Bead Environments -- 5.4. Charged Hydrogel Beads as New Microcarriers for Cell Culture -- 5.5. Potential Support for Endothelial Cells -- 5.6. Vaccine Delivery -- 5.7. Crosslinked Chitosan Beads: Different Medicinal Functions -- 5.8. Mucoadhesive Beads and Their Applications -- 5.8.1. General -- 5.8.2. Eyes -- 5.8.3. Alimentary System -- 5.9. Polyelectrolyte Complexes -- 5.10. Soft Tissue Regeneration -- References -- 6. Dry Bead Formation, Structure, Properties, and Applications -- 6.1. Introduction -- 6.2. General Properties of Cellular Solids -- 6.3. Manufacturing Methods for Hydrocolloid Cellular Solids -- 6.3.1. Drying Bicarbonate-Containing Gels After Acid Diffusion -- 6.3.2. Cellular Solids Produced by Fermentation -- 6.3.3. Enzymatically Produced Cellular Solids
Note continued: 6.3.4. Inclusion of Oil in Cellular Solids -- 6.3.5. Porosity Control in Cellular Solids -- 6.4. Structure of Cellular Solids -- 6.5. Mechanical Properties of Cellular Solids -- 6.5.1. Compression of Cellular Solids -- 6.5.2. Models for Describing Stress-Strain Behavior -- 6.5.3. Elastic Properties of Cellular Materials -- 6.5.4. Layered Cellular Solids and Compressibility of Cellular Particulates -- 6.5.5. Acoustic Properties of Cellular Solids -- 6.6. Applications of Cellular Solids -- 6.6.1. Hydrocolloid Cellular Solids as a Carrier for Vitamins -- 6.6.2. Dried Gel Beads as Study Models and for Separation -- 6.6.3. Special Dry Beads for Water Treatment -- 6.6.4. Matrices Entrapping Hydrocolloid Cellular Beads -- 6.7. Hydrocolloid Cellular Carriers for Agricultural Uses -- 6.7.1. General -- 6.7.2. Preservation of Biocontrol Agents in a Viable Form by Dry Cellular Bead Carriers -- 6.7.3. Dry Carriers' Capacity to Protect Biocontrol Agents Against UV Light -- 6.7.4. Textural Features of Dried Hydrocolloid Beads -- References -- 7. Liquid-Core Beads and Their Applications in Food, Biotechnology, and Other Fields -- 7.1. Introduction -- 7.2. General -- 7.3. Soft Gelatin Capsules -- 7.4. Liquid-Core Capsules -- 7.4.1. Liquid-Core Hydrocolloid Capsules -- 7.4.2. Synthetic and Additional Liquid-Core Capsules -- 7.5. Oil-Core Hydrocolloid Capsules -- 7.6. Biotechnological Applications of Liquid-Core Capsules -- 7.6.1. Growth of Microorganisms in Liquid-Core Capsules -- 7.6.2. Activity of Enzymes Within Liquid-Core Capsules -- 7.7. Special Food Applications -- 7.7.1. Jelly-Like Foods -- 7.7.2. Fruit Products -- 7.7.3. Encapsulating Aroma and Health Compounds -- 7.7.4. Other Foods -- 7.8. Agricultural Uses of Liquid-Core Capsules -- 7.9. Environmental Uses of Liquid-Core Capsules
Note continued: 7.10. Special Applications of Liquid-Core Capsules -- 7.10.1. Stop-Smoking Aids -- 7.10.2. Beauty Industry -- Removal of Body Hair -- 7.10.3. Paper Industry -- References -- 8. Beads as Drug Carriers -- 8.1. Introduction -- 8.2. Controlled Drug Release -- 8.3. Gels in Drug-Delivery Systems -- 8.4. Dual Drug-Loaded Beads -- 8.5. Drug Release from Beads -- 8.5.1. Albumin Beads -- 8.5.2. Alginate Beads -- 8.5.3. Chitosan Beads -- 8.5.4. Gelatin -- 8.5.5. Modified Starch Microspheres -- 8.5.6. Dextran Beads -- 8.5.7. Cellulose Hydrogels -- 8.5.8. Gellan Beads -- 8.5.9. Guar Beads -- 8.5.10. Pectin -- 8.5.11. Modified Poly(Vinyl Alcohol) Microspheres -- 8.5.12. Biodegradable Hydrogels Based on Polyesters -- 8.5.13. Hydrogels with Degradable Crosslinking Agents -- 8.5.14. Floating Beads -- 8.5.15. Xyloglucan Beads -- References -- 9. Beads and Special Applications of Polymers for Agricultural Uses -- 9.1. Introduction -- 9.2. Immobilization of Plant Cell Suspensions and Single Seeds -- 9.3. Carriers for Slow Release of Bacteria that Affect Plant Growth -- 9.4. Inoculation of Seedlings and Plants with Beads Containing Fungal Inoculum -- 9.5. Joint Immobilization of Plant Growth-Promoting Bacteria and Green Microalgae -- 9.6. Cryopreservation by Encapsulation/Dehydration Technique -- 9.7. Controlled Release of Agricultural Chemicals -- 9.8. Biotechnological Applications -- 9.8.1. General -- 9.8.2. Gene-Delivery Systems Using Beads -- 9.8.3. Bioactive Bead Method for Obtaining Transgenic Plants -- 9.8.4. Synthetic Seed Technology -- 9.9. Unique Applications of Polymers -- 9.9.1. Superabsorbent Polymers -- 9.9.2. Seed Coating -- References -- 10. Beads for Environmental Applications -- 10.1. Introduction -- 10.2. Water Treatments -- 10.2.1. General
Note continued: 10.2.2. Wastewater Treatment by Anaerobic Fixed Bed Reactor -- 10.2.3. Wastewater Treatment Using Immobilized Microorganisms -- 10.2.4. Arsenic Removal from Water -- 10.2.5. Chitosan and Removal of Heavy Metal Ions -- 10.2.6. Water Denitrification -- 10.2.7. Anaerobic Ammonium Oxidation -- 10.3. Soil Treatments -- 10.3.1. General -- 10.3.2. Agrochemicals -- 10.3.3. Controlled Release of Pesticides into Soils -- 10.3.4. Sustained Release of a Fungicide -- 10.4. Air Pollution -- 10.4.1. General -- 10.4.2. Sampling Air -- 10.4.3. Determination of Trace Contaminants in Air by Concentration on Porous Polymer Beads -- 10.5. Miscellaneous -- 10.5.1. Biodegradation -- 10.5.2. Carbon Nanotubes -- 10.5.3. Removal by Microalgae -- References
Summary Although the use of water-soluble polymer beads is on the rise in many fields, the literature offers only scattered chapters in a handful of books on the topic. Polymer Macro- and Micro-Gel Beads: Fundamentals and Applications fills this void. It covers both the properties and traditional and novel applications of polymeric beads, making it a crucial addition to the literature. This book describes numerous methods of bead production, as well as the techniques used to modify them and to estimate their physical and chemical properties. A full description of past and present developments and applications of beads in the fields of agriculture, biotechnology, environmental studies, medicine, pharmacology, and food are presented. Amos Nussinovitch is a Professor of Food Science and Technology at The Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is an internationally recognized expert on hydrocolloid applications and works in the areas of structure and texture of wet and dry beads, liquid-core capsules, different polymeric beads for water denitrification and beads as part of novel cellular solids, among many other applications
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Polymers.
Beads.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1282980734
1441966188
9781282980730
9781441966186