Recent Patents on Food, Nutrition & Agriculture

Bing-Huei Chen  
Department of Nutrition and Food Science
Fu Jen University
Taipei
Taiwan

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Nanomaterials for Fresh-Keeping and Sterilization in Food Preservation

Author(s): Dongfang Liu, Ning Gu.

Abstract:

Food sterilizing and antistaling technologies are very important to the publics health and safety and have been attracting more and more attentions. In the past several years, new development chance was created by the introduction of nanomaterials to this critical field. Nanomaterials possess lots of outstanding properties, such as unique quantum size effect, large surface area and catalytic properties, which jointly facilitate high effective fresh-keeping, and thus were considered as promising materials in food sterilization and antistale. This review article focuses on the patented applications of nanomaterials as food biocidal agents, bacteriostatic agents, catalysts and carriers for antistaling agents.

Keywords: Food, nanomaterials, sterilizing, fresh-keeping

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Article Details

VOLUME: 1
ISSUE: 2
Year: 2009
Page: [149 - 154]
Pages: 6
DOI: 10.2174/2212798410901020149
Price: $100