Industrial waste in the food science and technology area

a bibliometric study from 1990 to 2019




waste, industry, food, bibliometrics, reuse


In recent years, due to the potential of its properties, the use of industrial waste has generated interest of study in the academic community in the area of Food Science and Technology (FST). The goal of this work was investigate the importance of food industrial waste by bibliometric tools in articles, reviews and proceeding papers published in the last 28 years. It was verified that the research on industrial residues in the area of FST has evolved over the years, being more remarkable from the year of 2006. The research found 1453 documents published in 183 journals. The 7 most productive countries were analyzed, with Brazil being highlighted due to greater predominance of publications in the area. It was observed that antioxidant activity, extraction, optimization, by-products and purification have attracted great attention to food and/or cosmetic industries.


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Author Biographies

Dayane Santos Conceição Soares, Federal University Sergipe

Graduate Program in Intellectual Property Science

Daniela Almeida dos Anjos, Federal University Sergipe

Departament of Food Technology

Márcio Nannini da Silva Florêncio, Federal University Sergipe

Graduate Program in Intellectual Property Science

Ana Karla de Souza Abud, Federal University Sergipe

Graduate Program in Intellectual Property Science and Departament of Food Technology

Antonio Martins de Oliveira Junior, Federal University Sergipe

Graduate Program in Intellectual Property Science and Departament of Food Technology


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[18] Z. Kalaycioglu, and F.B. Erim. “Total phenolic contents, antioxidant activities, and bioactive ingredientes of juices from pomegranate cultivars worldwide,” Food Chemistry, 221, 2017, pp. 496-507.
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How to Cite

Santos Conceição Soares, D., Almeida dos Anjos, D., da Silva Florêncio, M. N., de Souza Abud, A. K., & de Oliveira Junior, A. M. (2020). Industrial waste in the food science and technology area: a bibliometric study from 1990 to 2019. International Journal for Innovation Education and Research, 8(4), 01–11.