Characteristics of starch-based cellulosic foam made by microwave expansion

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Abstract

There is an ongoing interest in naturally derived biocomposites which exhibit low density and high porosity for a wide range of applications ranging from insulating building materials, to biomedical tissue scaffolds to processed food products. In this work, we study the expansion of starch-based cellulosic composites after microwave treatment. Time series studies showed optimal microwave treatment time for 20% microcrystalline cellulose reinforced starch-based foam was around 40s. Among all the foams, the maximal expansion ratio was around 492%. Densities of the foams were investigated using volume displacement method. The effect of microcrystalline cellulose on starch expansion is further discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2012, ASABE 2012
PublisherAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
Pages3765-3771
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9781622762088
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012
EventAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2012 - Dallas, TX, United States
Duration: Jul 29 2012Aug 1 2012

Publication series

NameAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2012, ASABE 2012
Volume5

Other

OtherAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2012
CountryUnited States
CityDallas, TX
Period7/29/128/1/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Bioengineering

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    Deng, Y., & Catchmark, J. M. (2012). Characteristics of starch-based cellulosic foam made by microwave expansion. In American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2012, ASABE 2012 (pp. 3765-3771). (American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2012, ASABE 2012; Vol. 5). American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.