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DEVELOPMENT OF A VISIBLE LIGHT-RESPONSIVE ANTIMICROBIAL PACKAGING SYSTEM FOR IMPROVING FOOD QUALITY AND SAFETY

Investigators
Huang, H.
Institutions
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Start date
2021
End date
2023
Objective
The overall goal of this proposal is to develop a photo-responsive, antimicrobial packaging film using dye-sensitized TiO2 bio-composites to improve food quality and safety.Objective 1: Create a photocatalytic dye-TiO2 conjugate system for efficient ROS generation under visible light.Objective 2: Design, fabricate, and characterize the physical, mechanical, and antimicrobial properties of the dye-TiO2 incorporated biopolymer film.Objective 3: Determine the film's effectiveness in inactivating bacteria and preserving food quality in a food matrix.
Funding Source
Nat'l. Inst. of Food and Agriculture
Project source
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Project number
VA-Huang002
Accession number
1024155
Categories
Parasites
Natural Toxins
Viruses and Prions
Bacterial Pathogens
Chemical Contaminants
Legislation and Regulations