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Acetic Acid-Production and Applications in the Food Industry

Miguel Fernández-Niño

Universidad de Los Andes


Industrial Production Acetification Acetobacter Acetic Acid Market Global Market Food Industry Food Additives Food Preservation Antimicrobial Agent Acidulant Flavor Characteristics Flavor and Taste Microbial Tolerance Edible Packaging

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The relevance of acetic acid in different fields of applied microbiology and food science has been extensively described. Acetic acid, like other weak acids such as sorbic and lactic acid, has been used as a preservative agent in food and beverages, where it prevents microbial spoilage by arresting the growth of yeasts and other fungi. Acetic acid has been traditionally produced by synthetic and biological methods through the fermentation process with acetobacter-related species. In the last decade, the global acetic acid market has increased and every year new manufacturers, suppliers, and exporters are established. Currently, acetic acid is used in the food industry as an additive. However, its role in flavor development has been also described in wine, cocoa, and beer fermentation. Recently, its potential for the production of antimicrobial-edible films in food coating has been highlighted. The aim of this book is to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the current state-of-the-art in acetic acid production, and its application in the food industry.

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Date completed: November 11th 2019

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Miguel Fernández-Niño

Universidad de Los Andes

Dr. Miguel Fernández-Niño is a biologist from the National University of Colombia with a Master's Degree in Biochemistry from the same institution. Ph.D. in Biochemical Engineering from the Jacobs University Bremen (Germany), working in the European project: Integral Engineering of Acetic Acid Tolerance in Yeast (INTACT). He is currently working as a postdoctoral researcher in the Product and Process Design group of the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Los Andes. Dr. Fernández-Niño has extensive experience in synthetic biology, genetic engineering, molecular biotechnology, microfluidic analysis, Quorum Sensing and cell-cell heterogeneity.

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