Recent patents on eggshell: shell and membrane applications.

  title={Recent patents on eggshell: shell and membrane applications.},
  author={Cristianne M. M. Cordeiro and Maxwell Hincke},
  journal={Recent patents on food, nutrition & agriculture},
  volume={3 1},
The chicken eggshell and its membranes are an inexpensive and abundant waste material which exhibit interesting characteristics for many potential applications. The eggshell is formed mainly of calcium carbonate (CaCO3) and is used widely as an animal feed, lime (Ca(OH)2) substitute or a fertilizer. Moreover, the associated eggshell membranes have a high content of bioactive components, as well as properties of moisture retention and biodegradability which have potential use for clinical… CONTINUE READING


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