Nano-encapsulation for Nutrition Delivery

  • Hoda Jafarizadeh-Malmiri
  • Zahra Sayyar
  • Navideh Anarjan
  • Aydin Berenjian


This chapter is aiming to discuss nanoencapsulation of various water-insoluble materials. Nanoencapsulation is a technique to improve the stability of insoluble bioactive compounds in water. Nanoencapsulation not only enhances the aqueous solubility and stability of the bioactive compounds but also provides controlled release to protect their biological/pharmacological activity in the body. At the same time, bioavailability improves by controlling the release, and thus the probability of repeated use can be reduced. Various techniques are used for the nanoencapsulation of bioactive compounds for improving their release in the target site. The most commonly used techniques for compound encapsulation are nanoprecipitation, nanoemulsification, coacervation, spray drying, electrospinning and electrospray, solvent evaporation and other methods that are reviewed in this chapter.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hoda Jafarizadeh-Malmiri
    • 1
  • Zahra Sayyar
    • 1
  • Navideh Anarjan
    • 2
  • Aydin Berenjian
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Chemical Engineering, East AzarbaijanSahand University of TechnologyTabrizIran
  2. 2.Faculty of Chemical Engineering, East AzarbaijanIslamic Azad University Tabriz BranchTabrizIran
  3. 3.Faculty of EngineeringThe University of WaikatoHamiltonNew Zealand

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