By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Engineering -- Data detailed on Chemical Engineering have been presented. According to news reporting from Jiangsu, People's Republic of China, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "Docosahexaenoic acid (DNA), one of the poly unsaturated fatty acids in omega-3 series, has attracted the attention of functional food industries due to its significant benefits to human health. DNA is often microencapsulated with modified starch and whey protein concentrate (WPC) to reduce oxidation, to improve stability during storage, and to mask any unpleasant odour."
The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from Soochow University, "Spray drying is a common method to manufacture encapsulated powders. To the best of our knowledge, there is yet any work reported On the drying behaviour of the DNA emulsions. In fact, there is no reported literature on droplet drying behaviour, especially drying kinetics, for fish/algae oil in water emulsion system. Here, the drying behaviour of different kinds of DNA-containing emulsion droplets with varying concentrations and wall-materials were investigated via a single droplet drying device utilising the glass-filament approach to yield representative kinetics data. The changes of droplet size, moisture content, and droplet/particle temperature during drying were recorded, with the Reaction Engineering Approach (REA) employed to correlate the data. The related mechanisms were also discussed. The model has been shown to provide an accurate description of drying behaviour of different systems."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "This model can be implemented in dryer-wide simulation software to investigate large scale operations, thus the current work has provided the essential basis for future large scale explorations."
For more information on this research see: Droplet drying behaviour of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)-containing emulsion. Chemical Engineering Science, 2014;106():181-189. Chemical Engineering Science can be contacted at: Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, England. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Chemical Engineering Science - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/215)
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting Y. Wang, Soochow Univ, Sch Chem & Environm Engn, Suzhou, Jiangsu, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include L.M. Che, C. Selomulya and X.D. Chen.
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Jiangsu, DNA Research, Chemical Engineering, People's Republic of China
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