Handbook of Research on Food Science and Technology, Vol 1
Food Technology and Chemistry

Editors: Mónica Chávez-González, PhD
Jose Juan Buenrostro-Figueroa, PhD
Cristobal N. Aguilar, PhD

Handbook of Research on Food Science and Technology, Vol 1

In production
Pub Date: Oct 2018
Hardback Price: $159.95 US
Hard ISBN: 9781771887182
Pages: Approx 305p w/Index
Binding Type: hardback
Notes: 19 b/w illustrations

This Handbook of Research in Food Science and Technology consists of three volumes focusing on food technology and chemistry, food biotechnology and microbiology, and functional foods and nutraceuticals. The volumes highlight new research and current trends in food science and technology, looking at the most recent innovations, emerging technologies, and strategies focusing on taking food design to sustainable levels. In particular, the handbooks includes relevant information on the modernization in the food industry, sustainable packaging, food bioprocesses, food fermentation, food microbiology, functional foods and nutraceuticals, natural products, nano- and microtechnology, healthy product composition, innovative processes/bioprocesses for utilization of by-products, development of novel preservation alternatives, extending the shelf life of fresh products, alternative processes requiring less energy or water, among other topics.

Volume 1 of the 3-volume set focuses on food technology and chemistry. The chapters examine edible coatings, bioactive compounds, essential oils in active food packaging, food industrial wastes as raw material for nanostructure production, and more.

The chapters present a plethora of research compiled by the Food Research Group of the School of Chemistry at the Universidad Autonoma de Coahuila (DIA-UAdeC), Mexico, which consists of research subgroups in bioprocesses and bioproducts, biorefineries, biocontrol, natural products, molecular biology and omic sciences, GLIC-biotechnology, nano-bioscience, edible coatings, films and membrane technology, food engineering, emerging processing technology, food science, and functional foods.

The volumes will be an important reference for food technology researchers, faculty and students, and also for professionals in food technology industry.


1. Edible Active Coatings for Foods as a Key Factor for Shelf-Life Prolongation
Emilio Ochoa-Reyes, Juan M. Tirado-Gallegos, Julio C. Tafolla- Arellano, Juan Buenrostro-Figueroa, Romeo Rojas, and A. Ochoa-Chantaca

2. Encapsulation of Prebiotics and Probiotics: A Promising Alternative in Modern Food Technology
Diana B. Muñiz-Márquez, Jorge E. Wong-Paz, Silvia M. González, Pedro Aguilar-Zárate, and Orlando De La Rosa

3. Carotenoid Compounds: Properties, Production, and Applications
Victor Navarro-Macías, Ayerim Hernández-Almanza, Janeth Ventura, M. L. Chávez-González, Daniel Boone, José Luis Martínez, Julio Cesar Montañez, and Cristóbal N. Aguilar

4. Hydrogels of Biopolymers Functionalized with Bioactive Substances as a Coating for Food Preservation
Alejandra Isabel Vargas-Segura, Mónica Lizeth Chávez-González, José Luis Martínez-Hernández, Rodolfo Ramos-González, Anna Iliná, and Elda Patricia Segura-Ceniceros

5. Coffee Pulp as Potential Source of Phenolic Bioactive Compounds
Luis V. Rodríguez-Durán, Ernesto Favela-Torres, Cristóbal N. Aguilar, and Gerardo Saucedo-Castañeda

6. Essential Oils in Active Food Packaging
Olga B. Alvarez-Pérez, Anna Iliná, José Luis Martínez-Hernández, Elda Patricia Segura-Ceniceros, Rodolfo Ramos-González, Cristóbal N. Aguilar, L. Mónica, and Chávez-González

7. Perspectives for Food Development from Pitayo Stenocereus queretaroensis (Weber) Buxbaum
Juan José Gaytán-Andrade, Cristóbal Noé Aguilar-González, Lluvia Itzel López-López, Luis Enrique Cobos-Puc, and Sonia Yesenia Silva-Belmares

8. Teas from Camellia sinensis: A New Tendency of Valuable Active Compounds
A. Ochoa-Chantaca, G. C. G. Martínez-Ávila, E. J. Sánchez-Alejo, and R. Rojas

9. Polyembryony in Plants and Its Potential in the Food Industry
Ixtaccihuatl Cynthia Gontes-Pérez, José Espinoza-Velázquez, Guillermo Cristian Guadalupe Martínez-Ávila, Cristóbal Noé Aguilar-González, and Raúl Rodríguez-Herrera

10. Natural Polymers from Food Industrial Wastes as Raw Material for Nanostructure Production
Ariel García Cruz, Rodolfo Ramos-González, Mónica Chávez-González, Juan A. Ascacio Valdés, Arturo I. Martínez, Cristóbal N. Aguilar, José L. Martínez, Elda P. Segura-Ceniceros, and Anna Ilyina

11. Arsenic and Heavy Metal Contamination in Groundwater in South Asia, Groundwater Remediation, and the Vision for the Future
Sukanchan Palit


About the Authors / Editors:
Editors: Mónica Chávez-González, PhD
Professor-Investigator, School of Chemistry of the Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila, Mexico

Mónica Chávez-González, PhD, is a Professor-Investigator at the School of Chemistry of the Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila, Mexico, where develops her works in the Food Research Department. Dr. Chávez-González’s experience is in the areas of fermentation processes, microbial biotransformation, enzyme production, valorization of food industrial wastes, extraction of bioactive compounds, and chemical characterization. She is a member of the Sociedad Mexicana de Biotecnología y Bioingeniería and the Asociación Mexicana para la Protección a los Alimentos affiliate of the International Association for Food Protection. She was awarded with the “Juan Antonio de la Fuente” medal for academic excellence and the “Ocelotl” price for best tecnhological innovation purpose, both given by the Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila. She earned her PhD in Food Science and Technology with an emphasis in valorization of food industrial waste under the tutelage of Dr. Cristobal N. Aguilar.

Jose Juan Buenrostro-Figueroa, PhD
Research Professor, Research Center for Food and Development, A.C., Mexico

Jose Juan Buenrostro-Figueroa, PhD, is a Research Professor at the Research Center for Food and Development, A.C., Mexico. Dr. Buenrostro has experience in bioprocess development, including microbial processes for enzyme production and recovery of bioactive compounds; valorization of agroindustrial by-products, and extraction and characterization of bioactive compounds from plants and agroindustrial wastes. He has published 17 papers in indexed journals, five book chapters, four patent requests, and more than 45 contributions at scientific meetings. Dr. Buenrostro has been a member of S.N.I. (National System of Researches, Mexico), the Mexican Society of Biotechnology and Bioengineering (SMBB), and the Mexican Society for Food Protection affiliate of the International Association for Food Protection.

He became a Food Engineer at the Antonio Narro Agrarian Autonomous University. He earned his MSc and PhD degrees in Food Science and Technology from the Autonomous University of Coahuila, México, where he worked on the development of bioprocesses for the valorization of agroindustrial by-products. He also worked at in the Biotechnology Department of the Metropolitan Autonomous University, Mexico City, Mexico.

Cristobal N. Aguilar, PhD
Dean, School of Chemistry, Autonomous University of Coahuila, México

Cristobal N. Aguilar, PhD, is Dean of the School of Chemistry at the Autonomous University of Coahuila, México. Dr. Aguilar has published more than 160 papers published in indexed journals, more than 40 articles in Mexican journals, as well as 16 book chapters, eight Mexican books, four international books, 34 proceedings, and more than 250 contributions in scientific meetings. Professor Aguilar is a member of the National System of Researchers of Mexico (SNI) and has received several prizes and awards, the most important are the National Prize of Research (2010) of the Mexican Academy of Sciences, the “Carlos Casas Campillo 2008” price of the Mexican Society of Biotechnology and Bioengineering, the National Prize AgroBio-2005, and the Mexican Prize in Food Science and Technology from CONACYT-Coca Cola México in 2003. He is also a member of the Mexican Academy of Science, the International Bioprocessing Association (IFIBiop), and several other scientific societies and associations. Dr. Aguilar has developed more than 21 research projects, including six international exchange projects. He has been advisor of 18 PhD theses, 25 MSc theses, and 50 BSc theses.

He became a Chemist at the Autonomous University of Coahuila, México, and earned his MSc degree in Food Science and Biotechnology at the Autonomous University of Chihuahua, México. His PhD degree in Fermentation Biotechnology was awarded by the Autonomous University of Metropolitana, Mexico. Dr. Aguilar also performed postdoctoral work at the Department of Biotechnology and Molecular Microbiology at Research Institute for Development (IRD) in Marseille, France.

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