Journal article

Thermodynamic Properties and State Diagram of Gum Ghatti-Based Edible Films: Effects of Glycerol and Nisin

Pingping Zhang, Ya Zhao, Xin Zhang, Lanlan Zhu, Zhongxiang Fang, Qilong Shi

Polymers | MDPI | Published : 2020

Abstract

In this present study, the thermodynamic and thermal properties of glycerol and nisin-incorporated gum ghatti (GG, Anogeissus latifolia)-based films were determined. The films exhibited type III isotherm behaviors. Moisture content (MC) of films was increased with increasing water activity (aw) and decreased with higher temperature. The incorporation of glycerol and nisin increased the sorption ability of GG films. The net isosteric heat of adsorption (qst) and differential entropy (Sd) were decreased with increasing MC, showing an exponential negative correlation between them. Spreading pressure (φ) was increased with increasing aw, but decreased with higher temperature. This incorporation ..

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