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Escalating the technical bounds for the production of cellulose-aided peach leathers: From the benchtop to the pilot plant

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Author(s):
Franco, Giuliana T. [1, 2] ; Otoni, Caio G. [3, 1] ; Lodi, Beatriz D. [1] ; Lorevice, V, Marcos ; de Moura, Marcia R. [4] ; Mattoso, Luiz H. C. [5]
Total Authors: 6
Affiliation:
[1] Embrapa Instrumentat, Nanotechnol Natl Lab Agr LNNA, Rua 15 Novembro 1452, BR-13560979 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Dept Chem, PPGQ, Rod Washington Luis, Km 235, BR-13565905 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Dept Mat Engn, Rod Washington Luis, Km 235, BR-13565905 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[4] Sao Paulo State Univ, Dept Phys & Chem, FEIS, Av Brasil 56, BR-15385000 Ilha Solteira, SP - Brazil
[5] Lorevice, Marcos, V, Embrapa Instrumentat, Nanotechnol Natl Lab Agr LNNA, Rua 15 Novembro 1452, BR-13560979 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 5
Document type: Journal article
Source: Carbohydrate Polymers; v. 245, OCT 1 2020.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

This contribution falls within the context of sustainable functional materials. We report on the production of fruit leathers based chiefly on peach pulp, but combined with hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC) as binding agent and cellulose micro/nanofibrils (CMNF) as fillers. Increased permeability to moisture (from 0.9 to 5.6 g mm kPa(-1) h(-1)m(-2)) and extensibility (from 10 to 17%) but reduced mechanical resistance (67-2 MPa) and stiffness (1.8 GPa-18 MPa) evidenced the plasticizing effect of peach pulp in HPMC matrix, which was reinforced by CMNF. A ternary mixture design allowed building response surfaces and optimizing leather composition. The laboratory-scale leather production via bench casting was extended to a pilot-scale through continuous casting. The effect of scaling up on the nutritional and sensory features of the peach leather was also depicted. The herein established composition-processing-property correlations are useful to support the large-scale production of peach leather towards applications both as packaging materials and as nutritional leathers. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/23098-9 - Study and optimization of natural fiber-reinforced edible polymer biocomposites formulated with fruit and vegetable processing wastes
Grantee:Caio Gomide Otoni
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate (Direct)
FAPESP's process: 13/14366-7 - Fruit and vegetable purees/biopolymer-based edible films reinforced with miniaturized cellulose fibers
Grantee:Caio Gomide Otoni
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master
FAPESP's process: 19/06170-1 - Bacterial nanocellulose incorporation in hydro soluble polymers edible matrices for a study of the viability in obtaining a new nanocomposite
Grantee:Márcia Regina de Moura Aouada
Support type: Regular Research Grants