Eber Antonio Alves Medeiros

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Consumers are increasingly demanding foods with lower synthetic preservatives. Plant essential oils are natural compounds with remarkable antimicrobial properties and may be incorporated as emulsions into water-soluble polymers to form antimicrobial films. Coarse emulsions (diameters of 1.3-1.9 μm) and nanoemulsions (diameters of 180-250 nm) of clove bud(More)
This work aimed to develop nanocomposite films of methyl cellulose (MC) incorporated with pediocin and zinc oxide nanoparticles (nanoZnO) using the central composite design and response surface methodology. This study evaluated film physical-mechanical properties, including crystallography by X-ray diffraction, mechanical resistance, swelling and color(More)
We developed antimicrobial packaging incorporated with allyl isothiocyanate (AIT) and carbon nanotube (CNT), and this packaging was used for shredded cooked chicken meat inoculated with Salmonella Choleraesuis. The following parameters were analysed during the 40 days of storage: microbial counts, colour characteristics and changes in the oxidation of the(More)
During the course of infection, Salmonella must successively survive the harsh acid stress of the stomach and multiply into a mild acidic compartment within macrophages. Inducible amino acid decarboxylases are known to promote adaptation to acidic environments, as lysine decarboxylation to cadaverine. The idea of Salmonella defenses responses could be(More)
Methodology Active packaging material was low density polyethylene (LDPE) film incorporated with Tinuvin 326(UV absorber) and iron powder in different concentrations (0-0.5% and 0-15% w/w, respectively). Eleven treatments were performed according to the central composite design (CCD) in order to evaluate changes in mechanical, physical and barrier(More)
Nanocomposites of chitosan (CS) were developed and characterized in a full factorial design with varying levels of montmorillonite (MMTNa) and encapsulated tocopherol (toc-encap). The structural properties (XRD, FTIR), morphology (TEM), hygroscopic properties (water vapour permeability, hydrophobicity, sorption isotherms) and optical properties (haze,(More)
The production of biodegradable plastic materials using natural resources has aroused increased attention due to environmental concerns. This study aimed to manufacture novel, commercially feasible, biodegradable sheets by flat die extrusion-calendering process produced with thermoplastic starch/plasticized cellulose acetate (TPS/PCA) and thermoplastic(More)
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