Use of response surface methodology (RSM) to optimize pea starch–chitosan novel edible film formulation

Rahul Thakur, Bahareh Saberi, Penta Pristijono, Costas E. Stathopoulos, John B. Golding, Christopher J. Scarlett, Michael Bowyer, Quan V. Vuong

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to develop an optimal formulation for preparation of edible films from chitosan, pea starch and glycerol using response surface methodology. Three independent variables were assigned comprising chitosan (1–2%), pea starch (0.5–1.5%) and glycerol (0.5–1%) to design an empirical model best fit in physical, mechanical and barrier attributes. Impacts of independent variables on thickness, moisture content, solubility, tensile strength, elastic modulus, elongation at break and water vapor permeability of films were evaluated. All the parameters were found to have significant effects on physical and mechanical properties of film. The optimal formulation for preparation of edible film from chitosan, pea starch and glycerol was 1% chitosan, 1.5% pea starch and 0.5% glycerol. Edible films with good physical and mechanical properties can be prepared with this formulation and thus this formulation can be further applied for testing on coating for fruit and vegetables.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2270-2278
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Food Science and Technology
Volume54
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Box–Behnken design
  • Chitosan
  • Edible films
  • Pea starch
  • Plasticizer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science

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