Chapter 28. Marine-Inspired Water-Structured Biomaterials

  1. Dr. David S. Reid President3,
  2. Dr. Tanaboon Sajjaanantakul4,
  3. Dr. Peter J. Lillford5 and
  4. Dr. Sanguansri Charoenrein6
  1. A.-M. Hermansson1,2,
  2. P. Olofsson1,
  3. S. Ekstedt1,
  4. M. Pihl2 and
  5. P. Gatenholm2

Published Online: 14 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470958193.ch28

Water Properties in Food, Health, Pharmaceutical and Biological Systems: ISOPOW 10

Water Properties in Food, Health, Pharmaceutical and Biological Systems: ISOPOW 10

How to Cite

Hermansson, A.-M., Olofsson, P., Ekstedt, S., Pihl, M. and Gatenholm, P. (2010) Marine-Inspired Water-Structured Biomaterials, in Water Properties in Food, Health, Pharmaceutical and Biological Systems: ISOPOW 10 (eds D. S. Reid, T. Sajjaanantakul, P. J. Lillford and S. Charoenrein), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470958193.ch28

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Department of Food Science and Technology, University of California, Davis, California, USA

  2. 4

    Kasetsart University, Thailand

  3. 5

    Centre for Formulation Engineering, Chemical Engineering, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

  4. 6

    Department of Food Science and Technology, Faculty of Agro-Industry, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand

Author Information

  1. 1

    SIK/Swedish Institute for Food and Biotechnology, Gothenburg, Sweden

  2. 2

    Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 11 JUL 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813812731

Online ISBN: 9780470958193

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Keywords:

  • biomimetics - new insights for biomaterials designing;
  • superabsorbents - components in modern hygiene products;
  • superabsorbent - cross-linked polyacrylic acid;
  • superabsorbents (SAPs) - absorbing pure water;
  • mass transport - length scale dependent;
  • biomimetics - inspiring creating new functions

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Abstract

  • Introduction

  • Jellyfish (Aurelia aurita)

  • Life Cycle and Accessibility

  • Water - Holding and Textural Properties of Jellyfish

  • Jellyfish Microstructure

  • Gel Structures, Hierarchy, and Mass Transport

  • References