Drying temperature and relative humidity effects on wheat gluten film properties

Kayserilioglu, BS
Bakir, U
Yılmaz, Levent
Akkas, N
The mechanical and physical properties of glycerol-plasticized wheat gluten films dried at different temperatures (20, 50, and 80 degreesC) and relative humidities (35 and 70% RH) were investigated. Dispersion of wheat gluten was prepared at pH 11 in aqueous solution. Films were obtained by casting the wheat gluten suspension, followed by solvent evaporation in a temperature and relative humidity controlled chamber. Decreasing relative humidity altered most of the mechanical properties. At 35% RH, tensile strength increased when drying temperature increased. However, at 70% RH, tensile strength decreased when temperature increased. Thickness of the films decreased by increasing temperature. Hypothetical coating strength increased with increasing drying temperature at 35% FIR However, at 70% RH, a maximum value was observed at 50 degreesC. Films produced at 80 degreesC exhibited low solubility in aqueous solution. Addition of 1.5% (w/v) sodium dodecyl sulfate increased solubility of all of the films except the film dried at 50 degreesC and 70% RH. Overall, drying temperature and relative humidity affected mechanical and physical properties of the wheat gluten films. However, the effect of drying temperature was more pronounced than the effect of relative humidity.

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B. Kayserilioglu, U. Bakir, L. Yılmaz, and N. Akkas, “Drying temperature and relative humidity effects on wheat gluten film properties,” JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL AND FOOD CHEMISTRY, vol. 51, no. 4, pp. 964–968, 2003, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/37558.