Rheological Properties of Casting Solutions for Starch Edible Films Production


Rheological properties of corn starch and sodium alginate blend solutions have been measured at different polymer ratios in the temperature range from 303 to 343 K bya R/S Brook field rheometer with аcoaxial cylinder measuring unit. Dynamic viscosity of blends has been shown to decrease with shear rate increase and to increase with sodium alginate content increase. The influence of shear rate on activation energy of viscous flow depends on sodium alginate content and is different for below and over 5% (mass) content. Applicability of Ostwald-de-Waele, Herschel-Bulkley, Bingham and Casson models for the description of CS:SA blend solutions flow has been analyzed. Rheological properties of CS:SA blend solutions allow one to look at them as an alternative to starch solutions for edible films casting and production by dry method.

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Huo, P. , Savitskaya, T. , Gotina, L. , Reznikov, I. and Grinshpan, D. (2015) Rheological Properties of Casting Solutions for Starch Edible Films Production. Open Journal of Fluid Dynamics, 5, 58-67. doi: 10.4236/ojfd.2015.51008.

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