Producción Científica Profesorado

Complementary Methods to Improve the Depuration of Bivalves: A Review



Ibarra Ortega, Israel S.

2020

Antía Martinez-Albores, Aroa Lopez-Santamarina, José Antonio Rodriguez, Israel Samuel Ibarra, Alicia del Carmen Mondragón, Jose Manuel Miranda, Alexandre Lamas, Alberto Cepeda. Complementary Methods to Improve the Depuration of Bivalves: A Review. Foods 2020, 9(2), 129; https://doi.org/10.3390/foods9020129


Abstract


Bivalves are filter feeders that can accumulate and concentrate waterborne contaminants present in the water in which they live. Biotoxins, pathogenic bacteria, viruses, and heavy metals present in the aquaculture environment constitute the main hazards for human health. The most common method employed for combating waterborne pollutants in bivalves is depuration with purified seawater. Although this method is effective at increasing the microbiological quality of bivalves, in most cases, it is ineffective at eliminating other risks, such as, for example, viruses or heavy metals. Biological (bacteriocins and bacteriophages), physical (UV light, ozone, and gamma-irradiation), chemical (metallothioneins and chitosan), and other industrial processing methods have been found to be useful for eliminating some contaminants from seawater. The aim of this work was to provide a review of academic articles concerning the use of treatments complementary to conventional depuration, aiming to improve depuration process efficiency by reducing depuration times and decreasing the levels of the most difficult-to-erase contaminants. We conclude that there are different lab-tested strategies that can reduce depuration times and increase the food safety of bivalve produce, with possible short- and long-term industrial applications that could improve the competitivity of the aquaculture industry.



Producto de Investigación




Artículos relacionados

Silver and Silver Chloride Electrodeposits, an Alternative in the Construction of Ag/AgCl Solid Elec...

Development of a novel nitrate-selective composite sensor based on doped polypyrrole

Potentiometric Behavior of Diverse Polypyrrolesulphate Films Electro Synthesized on Graphite Epoxy ...

Nucleation and Growth Kinetics of Electrodeposited Sulfate-Doped Polypyrrole: Determination of the D...

Validation of a tubular bismuth film amperometric detector: Determination of diclofenac sodium by mu...

Facilitated transport of Hg(II) through novel activated composite membranes

Development of a novel composite sensor based on doped pyrrole selective to nitrate ions

Characterization of Main Anthocyanins Extracted from Pericarp Blue Corn by MALDI-ToF MS

Development of a Chloride Ion-Selective Solid State Sensor Based on Doped Polypyrrole-Graphite-Epoxy...

Potentiometric quantification of saccharin by using a selective membrane formed by pyrrole electropo...