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Microencapsulation of fish oil using hydroxypropyl methylcellulose as a carrier material by spray drying

T. Karim, Fahim and Islam Sarker , Md. Zaidul and Ghafoor, Kashif and Al-Juhaimi, Fahad Y. and Jalil, Reza-ul and Awang, Mohamed Bin and Amid, Mehrnoush and Hossain, Md. S. and Abdul Khalil , H.P.S. (2016) Microencapsulation of fish oil using hydroxypropyl methylcellulose as a carrier material by spray drying. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation, 40 (2). pp. 140-153. ISSN 1745-4549 (In Press)

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Spray drying is an important method in the food industry for the production of encapsulated oil to improve the handling and flow properties of the powder. In this study, the effect of mixture of polymers on the encapsulation of fish oil by spray drying was investigated. Fish oil powder were produced using different ratios of mixtures of hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC) 15 cps and HPMC 5 cps. Scanning electron microscopy and the amount of extracted oil from the surface revealed that the formulation containing high concentration of polymer mixture provided the highest protective and prolonged effect on the covering of fish oil. The particle sizes of less than 60 μm were obtained for all the formulations. The powder density was very suitable, which improves the flowability of the powder. Microencapsulation efficiency (69.16–74.75%) and surface morphology of encapsulated oil showed that the stability was increased and hence increased its acceptability as alternative primary polymers

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6605/46600
Uncontrolled Keywords: Spray drying, encapsulation of fish oil, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC)
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Pharmacy > Department of Pharmaceutical Technology
Depositing User: Professor Md. Zaidul Islam Sarker
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2016 16:19
Last Modified: 22 May 2018 08:32
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/46600

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