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Non-food radiation technology applications of food commodities

Abstract

At present food irradiation is considered an effective, broad-spectrum, residue-free, mature technology. Expertise in irradiation processing exists in a network of centers around the world, some of them in developing countries like Brazil and Argentina South American region. The use of renewable resources coming from crops products is becoming attractive also for non-food applications. In this sense, a complete new approach of higher aggregated value of some commodities like soy and maize, for example, is as renewable resources to create functional polymers, mainly for innovative biodegradable packaging solutions. There is a need of innovative approaches to produce edible/biodegradable materials from natural polymeric macromolecules with adequate properties. Incipient researches pointed to the successful use of irradiation processing to obtain or modify different types of biodegradable/edible plastic materials. This new radiation technology application is particularly important for countries that are leading producers of soybean and other commodities. (Author)
Authors:
Mastro, N.L. Del . [1] 
  1. Center of Radiation Technology, Energy and Nuclear Research Institute (IPEN-CNEN/SP), Travessa R, 400 Cidade Universitaria, 05508-900 Sao Paulo (Brazil)
Publication Date:
Jul 01, 2004
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
INIS-MX-1625
Resource Relation:
Conference: 15. Annual Congress of the SNM; 22. Annual Meeting of the SMSR; International Joint Meeting Cancun 2004; International Conjunct Congress Cancun 2004; 2004 LAS/ANS Symposium, Cancun (Mexico), 11-14 Jul 2004; Other Information: PBD: 2004
Subject:
60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES; AGRICULTURE; ARGENTINA; BIODEGRADATION; BRAZIL; GAMMA RADIATION; IAEA; INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; MOLECULES; POLYMERS; RADURIZATION
OSTI ID:
20558737
Research Organizations:
Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Nucleares, Ocoyoacac, Estado de Mexico (Mexico); Comision Nacional de Seguridad Nuclear y Salvaguardias, Mexico D.F. (Mexico); Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca, Morelos (Mexico); Comision Federal de Electricidad, Gerencia de Centrales Nucleoelectricas, Mexico D.F. (Mexico)
Country of Origin:
Mexico
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: MX0500012013990
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form
Submitting Site:
MXN
Size:
5 pages
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Mastro, N.L. Del . Non-food radiation technology applications of food commodities. Mexico: N. p., 2004. Web.
Mastro, N.L. Del . Non-food radiation technology applications of food commodities. Mexico.
Mastro, N.L. Del . 2004. "Non-food radiation technology applications of food commodities." Mexico.
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title = {Non-food radiation technology applications of food commodities}
author = {Mastro, N.L. Del .}
abstractNote = {At present food irradiation is considered an effective, broad-spectrum, residue-free, mature technology. Expertise in irradiation processing exists in a network of centers around the world, some of them in developing countries like Brazil and Argentina South American region. The use of renewable resources coming from crops products is becoming attractive also for non-food applications. In this sense, a complete new approach of higher aggregated value of some commodities like soy and maize, for example, is as renewable resources to create functional polymers, mainly for innovative biodegradable packaging solutions. There is a need of innovative approaches to produce edible/biodegradable materials from natural polymeric macromolecules with adequate properties. Incipient researches pointed to the successful use of irradiation processing to obtain or modify different types of biodegradable/edible plastic materials. This new radiation technology application is particularly important for countries that are leading producers of soybean and other commodities. (Author)}
place = {Mexico}
year = {2004}
month = {Jul}
}