@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/16592,
	  title     = {Some Characteristics of Biodegradable Film Substituted by Yam (Dioscorea alata) Starch from Thailand},
	  author    = {Orose Rugchati and  Khumthong Mahawongwiriya and  Kanita Thanacharoenchanaphas},
	  country	= {},
	  institution	= {},
	  abstract     = {Yam starch obtained from the water yam (munlued)
by the wet milling process was studied for some physicochemical
properties. Yam starch film was prepared by casting using glycerol as
a plasticizer. The effect of different glycerol (1.30, 1.65 and
2.00g/100g of filmogenic solution) and starch concentrations (3.30,
3.65 and 4.00g /100g of filmogenic solution) were evaluated on some
characteristics of the film. The temperature for obtaining the
gelatinized starch solution was 70-80°C and then dried at 45°C for 4
hours. The resulting starch from munlued granular morphology was
triangular and the average size of the granule was 26.68 μm. The
amylose content by colorimetric method was 26 % and the gelatinize
temperature was 70-80°C. The appearance of the film was smooth,
transparent, and glossy with average moisture content of 25.96% and
thickness of 0.01mm. Puncture deformation and flexibility increased
with glycerol content. The starch and glycerol concentration were a
significant factor of the yam starch film characteristics. Yam starch
film can be described as a biofilm providing many applications and
developments with the advantage of biodegradability.
	    journal   = {International Journal of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering},
	  volume    = {7},
	  number    = {9},
	  year      = {2013},
	  pages     = {834 - 837},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/16592},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/81},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 81, 2013},