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dc.contributor.authorMartins, Danielapor
dc.contributor.authorFontão, A.por
dc.contributor.authorDourado, Fernandopor
dc.contributor.authorGama, F. M.por
dc.identifier.citationMartins, Daniela; Fontão, A.; Dourado, Fernando; Gama, F. M., Bacterial cellulose as a stabilizer for oil-in-water emulsions. CHEMPOR 2018 - 13th International Chemical and Biological Engineering Conference (Book of Extended Abstracts). No. P-BB16, Aveiro, Portugal, Oct 2-4, 234-235, 2018.por
dc.description.abstractCellulose is the most abundant biopolymer on earth, being plant sources the most significant. This material has been showing increasing applications in many fields: biomedicine, food, cosmetics, electronics, composite materials, among others. Cellulose from bacterial sources is a prominent alternative to the already marketed celluloses, being more pure, crystalline, having nanoscale fibres and excellent mechanical properties. One of the many uses of cellulose, in its various forms, is the stabilization of heterogeneous systems more specifically, the stabilization of oil-in-water emulsions. In this work, bacterial celluloses potential as a stabilizer for Pickering emulsions was assessed. A model system of an isohexadecane-inwater emulsion was studied in detail. A dry bacterial cellulose formulation was able to lower the interfacial tension between the immiscible phases. Emulsions prepared with this formulation showed good stability over time and desired rheological behavior.por
dc.description.sponsorshipThis study was supported by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) under the scope of the strategic funding of UID/BIO/04469 unit and COMPETE 2020 (POCI-01-0145-FEDER-006684) and BioTecNorte operation (NORTE-01-0145FEDER-000004) funded by the European Regional Development Fund under the scope of Norte2020 - Programa Operacional Regional do Norte. The authors would further like to thank the support through the project nº 03435: “BUILD – Bacterial cellulose Leather”, funded by the European Regional Development Fund (FEDER) through the Norte 2020 - Programa Operacional Regional do Norte. Daniela Martins also thanks FCT for the PhD scholarship SFRH/BD/115917/2016.por
dc.titleBacterial cellulose as a stabilizer for oil-in-water emulsionspor
oaire.citationConferencePlaceAveiro, Portugalpor
sdum.conferencePublicationCHEMPOR 2018 - 13th International Chemical and Biological Engineering Conference (Book of Extended Abstracts)por
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