Emmanuel Flores Huicochea

Dr. Emmanuel Flores Huicochea obtained his bachelor degree from Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos and later obtained a PhD degree from the Chemistry Faculty, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in Engineenring in 2013. He has been a full time researcher and associate professor of postgraduate in the Centro de Desarrollo de Productos Bióticos belonging to Instituto Politécnico Nacional, México, additionally he has contributed in research projects and has published research papers and book chapters. His investigation topics are related to starch modification and use in order to produce bioplastics added with lignocellulosic to use like barrier or disposable container.

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Starch is the main source of energy to humans, but starch today has other roles in food, packing and pharmaceutical industries like filler, emulsion stabilizer, coating, etc. The native form of starch has application limitations on broad range of temperature, pH and stability, among others, required on several industrial applications. The alternative way is modified starch to improve its properties and uses on several industrial fields. The book explores the use of physical and, chemical modifications and even the unusual modification using ionizing radiation on several sources of starch, the effect of them on the properties and application fields of modified starch.

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