Search for dissertations about: "chitosan"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 68 swedish dissertations containing the word chitosan.

  1. 1. Chitosan Polyplexes as Non-Viral Gene Delivery Systems : Structure-Property Relationships and In Vivo Efficiency

    Author : Magnus Köping-Höggård; Per Artursson; Jean-Paul Behr; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Pharmaceutics; gene therapy; gene delivery; non-viral; polyplex; chitosan; chitosan oligomers; polyethylenimine; plasmid DNA; lung; Galenisk farmaci; Pharmaceutics; Galenisk farmaci;

    Abstract : The subject of this thesis was to develop and optimize delivery systems for plasmid DNA (pDNA) based on biocompatible polymers, in particular chitosan, suitable for non-viral gene therapy. At the onset of this thesis, studies had reported conflicting results on the efficiency of chitosan-based gene delivery systems. READ MORE

  2. 2. Chitosan biopolymer as an adsorbent for drinking water treatment : Investigation on Arsenic and Uranium

    Author : Md Annaduzzaman; Prosun Bhattacharya; Mustafa Ersoz; Joydeep Dutta; KTH; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; NATURVETENSKAP; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; NATURAL SCIENCES; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Chitosan Biopolymer; Characterization; Biodegradable; Arsenic V ; Uranium VI ; Adsorption; Isotherm; Kinetic model; Chitosan; Biopolymer; Karakterisering; Bionedbrytbar; arsenik V ; uran VI ; Adsorption; Isoterm; Kinetisk modell; Mark- och vattenteknik; Land and Water Resources Engineering;

    Abstract : In many countries over the world (including Sweden), metal toxicity in freshwater resources causes a severe drinking water quality problem and poses a threat to the environment and human health. Among the different toxic metals in the water resources of Sweden, arsenic and uranium are the biggest threats to health. READ MORE

  3. 3. Chitosan and chitosan/wheat gluten blends : properties of extrudates, solid films and bio-foams

    Author : Fei Chen; Mikael Hedenqvist; Eliane Espuche; KTH; []

    Abstract : This thesis presents four different studis describing the characteristics and processing opportunities of two widely available biopolymers: chitosan and wheat gluten. The interest in these materials is mainly because they are bio-based and obtained as co- or by-products in the fuel and food sectorIn the first study, high solids content chitosan samples (60 wt. READ MORE

  4. 4. Biodegradable Blends and Nanocomposite Films with Amylopectin, Poly(lactic acid) and Chitosan Matrices

    Author : David Nordqvist; Mikael S. Hedenqvist; Mats Stading; KTH; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; amylopectin; chitosan; microfibrillated cellulose; nanocomposite; montmorillonite; coupling agent; amylopektin; kitosan; mikrofibrillär cellulose; nanokomposit; montmorillonit; kompatibilisator; Polymer chemistry; Polymerkemi;

    Abstract : Användningan av engångsförpackningar har ökat kraftigt de senaste åren. Den absolut största delen av dessa förpackningar tillverkars av oljebaserade plaster såsom polyetylen (PE) och polypropylen (PP). Dessa har även en oerhört lång nedbrytningstid, vilket gör det viktigt att finna mer miljövänliga alternativ. READ MORE

  5. 5. Properties of chitosan and whey protein films blended with poly(e-caprolactone)

    Author : Idoia Olabarrieta; KTH; []
    Keywords : Biodegradable polymers; Edible polymers; Chitosan; Whey protein; Poly e-caprolactone ; Food packaging; Oxygen permeability; Water vapour permeability; Physical properties; Optical properties; Mechanical properties;

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