Qiankun Wang's research while affiliated with Northwest A & F University and other places

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Proteins and polysaccharides have been frequently used in recent years to prepare environmentally-friendly packaging materials. However, films based on proteins or polysaccharides alone often have poor performance as packaging, so they need to be combined to improve properties. In this work, we applied enzyme technology to prepare sodium caseinate...
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The use of petroleum-based food packaging materials is causing environmental damage and increasing greenhouse gas production. Consequently, there is a great interest in developing smart and sustainable alternative materials. In this study, an agricultural waste product (purple corncob extract, PCCE) was used as a raw material to prepare more enviro...
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Active biodegradable packaging are being developed from biodegradable biopolymers which may solve the environmental problems caused by petroleum-based materials (plastics), as well as improving the shelf life, quality, nutritional profile, and safety of packaged food. The functional performance of active ingredients in biodegradable packaging can b...
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There are numerous challenges facing the modern food and agriculture industry that urgently need to be addressed, including feeding a growing global population, mitigating and adapting to climate change, decreasing pollution, waste, and biodiversity loss, and ensuring that people remain healthy. At the same time, foods should be safe, affordable, c...
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Biodegradable films constructed from food ingredients are being developed for food coating and packaging applications to create more sustainable and environmentally friendly alternatives to plastics and other synthetic film-forming materials. In particular, there is a focus on the creation of active packaging materials from natural ingredients, esp...
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Zein is a widely used plant protein, but its application is limited by its poor water solubility under neutral conditions. In this work, we present an approach to develop a water-soluble zein-gum arabic (GA) complex and to explore its application in stabilizing lemon oil-in-water emulsions. As a simple, inexpensive and rapid method, sonication was...

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... Given increasing environmental concerns relating to the use of petroleum-based non-degradable plastics, efforts are being made to utilize biodegradable polymers for developing active food packaging (M. Li et al., 2022;Wang et al., 2022). Globalized food trade, centralized processing and distribution, and ever-growing food-borne microbial outbreaks have prompted the researcher to find ways to secure food quality, and freshness from microbial growth (E et al., 2019). ...
... There is a wide range of algae (macro and micro-algae) suitable for human consumption. In most cases algal biomasses can be considered a sustainable food source with an excellent nutritional profile (Liu et al., 2022). In particular, several microalgae have been shown to contain all the essential amino acids required for human wellbeing and growth, as well as high concentrations in active compounds, such as algal polysaccharides that have been reported to exhibit anticancer, anticoagulant and cholesterollowering activities (Liu et al., 2022;Fernández et al., 2021). ...
... The incorporation of various types of APE and EOs as additive to EF provides benefits, as EF can provide different functional properties and also ensure consumer acceptability [16]. These extracts may come from different parts of the plant and spices including leaves, buds, roots, seeds, fruits, flowers, and barks which contain various phenolic compounds attributing to the biological properties [17]. ...
... However, protein stabilized emulsions are sensitive to harsh environmental conditions such as pH, ionic strengths and temperature (Taha et al., , 2018. Therefore, several studies were conducted to improve the protein emulsions' stability under harsh environmental conditions Ma et al., 2021;Pei et al., 2019;Taha et al., 2020;Tian et al., 2020). Protein-polysaccharides conjugation is one of the main approaches to improve the stability of protein emulsions under different environmental conditions (Gentile, 2020;Setiowati, Wijaya, & Van der Meeren, 2020). ...