International Journal of Advanced Educational Research

International Journal of Advanced Educational Research


International Journal of Advanced Educational Research
International Journal of Advanced Educational Research
Vol. 4, Issue 2 (2019)

Utilization of food wastes to prepare film forming biomolecules


Sonali Raghunath, Gayathri Govindarajan, Sri Durga Devi N, Usha Antony, Christopher Vimalson D

Food wastes are produced by a variety of sources, ranging from agricultural operations to household consumption. About 38% of waste occurs during food processing and disposal of such quantities of waste represents a huge challenge as an environmental issue. Apart from being used as animal feeds or fertilizers, the research conducted in the recent years clearly showcased the fact that the by‐products resulted from processing of plant materials contains valuable nutrients which could be exploited in the development and production of new biomolecules. There is a constantly increasing interest in finding new sources of plant‐derived polysaccharides and the bio agro‐waste streams being very promising in this sense. In this study, cellulose was extracted from food wastes (Potato peels and Rice bran) and the extracted biomolecule was converted into Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC). It is semi synthetic polymer which possess good film forming characteristics. Thus, by this work the food waste was utilized efficiently and also helped in developing a valuable raw material for food and Pharmaceutical industries.
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Sonali Raghunath, Gayathri Govindarajan, Sri Durga Devi N, Usha Antony, Christopher Vimalson D. Utilization of food wastes to prepare film forming biomolecules. International Journal of Advanced Educational Research, Volume 4, Issue 2, 2019, Pages 15-19
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