Special Issue "Renewable Material from Agricultural Waste and By-Product and Its Applications"

Submission Deadline: 01 December 2021
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Guest Editors
Francisco Rodríguez Félix, Professor, Department of Food Research and Graduate Program (DIPA), University of Sonora, Mexico
Dr. Francisco Rodríguez Félix has received her Ph.D. (2009) degree from University of Sonora, Mexico. Currently, he is a full-time professor of the Department of Food Research and Graduate Program (DIPA), at the University of Sonora, Mexico, with expertise in micro and nano-materials science. Also, he is expert in techniques of characterization of materials as FT-IR spectroscopy, SEM, DRX, DSC-TGA, among others. Since December 2018, he was the coordinator of the Postgraduate Program in Food Sciences and Technology until January 2020, at the University of Sonora, Mexico.

José Agustín Tapia Hernández, Professor, Department of Chemistry Biology, University of Sonora, Mexico
Dr. José Agustín Tapia Hernández received his MSc (2015) and PhD (2019) in Department of Food Research and Graduate Program (DIPA) at the University of Sonora. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Chemistry Biology at University of Sonora, Mexico. His area of research is micro and nano-materials, materials science and characterization of natural compounds with biological activity, for application in food and health areas. He is currently focused on the development of metal nanoparticles with antimicrobial and anticancer activity obtained from agri-food waste material.


This special issue aims to publish high-quality articles focused on renewable materials obtained from agricultural waste and by-products with application in the areas of food, health and agriculture. Materials obtained from straw, bagasse, peel for obtaining proteins, polysaccharides, lignin, starch, cellulose and derivatives, prolaminsare are of interest to this issue, but are not limited. Among the applications is the manufacture of nanomaterials (nanoparticles, nanofibers), materials in general and for tissue engineering, release systems, encapsulation of nutraceuticals, pigments, drugs and antioxidants, manufacture of solar cells, wound dressing, edible films and packaging, coatings, food sensors, among others. 

Renovable materials, biopolymers, agricultural by-product, waste, cellulose and derivatives, lignin, starch, proteins, prolamins, polysaccharides, material science, nanomaterials, nanofiber, nanoparticles, food, health, agriculture applications.

Published Papers

  • Structure, Dynamic-Mechanical and Acoustic Properties of Oil Palm Trunk Modified by Melamine Formaldehyde
  • Abstract The performance of oil palm trunk wastes from Banjarbaru of South Kalimantan was improved with the help of chemical modification in a two-step treatment. The first was formalization with formaldehyde solution with varying pH, and the second was impregnation with melamine-formaldehyde resin under 5 bar pressure for an hour. In these processes, the samples were cured at 120°C for 10 min and then dried in an oven at (103 ± 2)°C in order to attain a moisture content of less than 6%. These treatments improved the physical properties (density, moisture content, and volume swelling), mechanical resistance, dynamic-mechanical and acoustic performance… More
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  • Extraction Hydrolysates from Larimichthys Polyactis Swim Bladder Using Enzymatic Hydrolysis
  • Abstract As a kind of biopolymer, hydrolysates of fish swim bladder, safer than those of land mammals, are widely used in food, cosmetics as well as pharmaceutical and biomedical fields for their biocompatibility, biodegradability, and weak antigenicity. To enhance hydrolysate production, in this paper, the papain and alcalase hydrolysis processes of larimichthys polyactis swim bladder were optimized with orthogonal experiments. With 89.5% hydrolysate yield, the optimal processing conditions for alcalase were solid-liquid ratio of 1:30, enzyme concentration of 0.7%, and extraction time of 6 h. As for papain, under the optimal processing conditions: solid-liquid ratio of 1:20, enzyme concentration of 0.5%,… More
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