The use of shrimp shells in products that are not intended for consumption
1. Eka Wahyuni, Padang State University, Student, Indonesia
The article focuses on shrimp shells' use beyond the food industry. According to research synthesised from the aforementioned literature, shrimp shells, which are considered an industrial waste product from the technique of preserving and freezing shrimp, may be transformed into commodities that have an increased value. Chitin is extracted from shrimp shells in a multi-step process that also removes protein, minerals, and acetylation to produce chitosan as a byproduct. Chitosan has several non-food applications, including membrane filtration, biopepticides, drug development substances in biomedicine, and face and body lotion.
A survey of the relevant literature revealed that shrimp shells, a byproduct of the freezing and canning industries, offer promise as a raw material for novel and valuable goods. Chitosan is the byproduct of acidifying shrimp shells to remove protein, minerals, and acetyl groups. Non-food items that might benefit from the manufactured chitosan include filtration cell walls, biopeptides, medication delivery materials in healthcare, and face and body treatments.
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The authors did not receive any specific grants from funding agencies in the public, commercial, or non-profit sectors for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article.
All authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest.
I thank the following individuals for their expertise and assistance in all aspects of our study and for their help in writing the manuscript. I am also grateful for the insightful comments given by anonymous peer reviewers. Everyone's generosity and expertise have improved this study in myriad ways and saved me from many errors.
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Wahyuni, Eka. “The use of shrimp shells in products that are not intended for consumption.” Scientific Research Journal of Agriculture & Veterinary Science, vol. 1, no. 1, 2022, pp. 1-8, https://isrdo.org/journal/SRJAV/currentissue/the-use-of-shrimp-shells-in-products-that-are-not-intended-for-consumption
Wahyuni, E. (2022). The use of shrimp shells in products that are not intended for consumption. Scientific Research Journal of Agriculture & Veterinary Science, 1(1), 1-8. https://isrdo.org/journal/SRJAV/currentissue/the-use-of-shrimp-shells-in-products-that-are-not-intended-for-consumption
Wahyuni Eka, The use of shrimp shells in products that are not intended for consumption, Scientific Research Journal of Agriculture & Veterinary Science 1, no. 1(2022): 1-8, https://isrdo.org/journal/SRJAV/currentissue/the-use-of-shrimp-shells-in-products-that-are-not-intended-for-consumption