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Microchannel emulsification: a promising technique towards encapsulation of functional compounds

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posted on 2024-06-13, 10:51 authored by N Khalid, I Kobayashi, MA Neves, K Uemura, M Nakajima
This review provides an overview of microchannel emulsification (MCE) for production of functional monodispersed emulsion droplets. The main emphasis has been put on functional bioactives encapsulation using grooved-type and straight-through microchannel array plates. MCE successfully encapsulates the bioactives like β-carotene, oleuropein, γ-oryzanol, β-sitosterol, L-ascorbic acid and ascorbic acid derivatives, vitamin D and quercetin. These bioactives were encapsulated in a variety of delivery systems like simple and multiple emulsions, polymeric particles, microgels, solid lipid particles and functional vesicles. The droplet generation process in MCE is based upon spontaneous transformation of interfaces rather than high energy shear stress systems. The scale-up of MCE can increase the productivity of monodispersed droplets > 100 L h(-1) and makes it a promising tool at industrial level.

History

Journal

Critical reviews in food science and nutrition

Volume

58

Pagination

2364-2385

Location

Abingdon, Eng.

eISSN

1549-7852

Language

eng

Publication classification

C Journal article, C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2017, Taylor & Francis Group

Issue

14

Publisher

Taylor & Francis