Applications of hydrocolloids; Rheological properties of hydrocolloids; Mixed hydrocolloid systems; Chemical, biochemical and physicochemical characterisation of hydrocolloids; Role of hydrocolloids on the stability of emulsions; Hydrocolloids in low moisture systems; Hydrocolloids as dietary fibre: from structure to functionality; Subject Index.
Peter A Williams is Professor of Polymer and Colloid Chemistry and Director of the Centre for Water Soluble Polymers at the North East Wales Institute. Has published over 170 scientific papers and edited over 30 books. He is Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Food Hydrocolloids. His research is in the area of physicochemical characterisation, solution properties and interfacial behaviour of both natural and synthetic polymers. Recent work has been involved with the determination of molecular mass distribution using flow field flow fractionation coupled to light scattering, rheological behaviour of polymer solutions and gels, associative and segregative interaction of polysaccharides, development of polysaccharide-protein complexes as novel emulsifiers.