Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Material Science and Applications

Effect of Electron Beam Irradiation on Viscosity and Degradation of Corn Meal

Authors
Shuai-Ling Yang, Le Xu, Song-Yi Lin
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Available Online June 2014.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icmsa-15.2015.76How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Electron Beam, Irradiation, Corn Meal, Viscosity, Degradation.
Abstract
Corn meal was exposed to electron beam irradiation with doses ranging from 0.00 to 5.40 kGy. The effects of electron beam irradiation on corn meal pasting viscosity and degradation were compared. Pasting properties, viscosity and amylase content decreased significantly (P < 0.05) upon increasing the irradiation dose. Soluble solids of corn meal also increased with increasing irradiation dose. Amylose and soluble solids content increase indicated that electron beam irradiation causes the degradation of corn meal. Observation under scanning electron microscope revealed surface cracking and smaller size of the granules treated by electron beam irradiation which increased with increase in irradiation dose. The low viscosity and degradation of corn meal might have positive effect on enzymatic hydrolysis in industrial and food formulations.
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Proceedings
2015 International Conference on Material Science and Applications (icmsa-15)
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Advances in Physics Research
Publication Date
June 2014
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978-94-62520-75-2
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2352-541X
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icmsa-15.2015.76How to use a DOI?
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