Special Issue "Supercritical Fluid Extraction"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2012)
Prof. Dr. Kazuhiro Tamura
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Division of Material Sciences, Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology, Kanazawa University, Kakuma-machi, Kanazawa 920-1192, Japan
Supercritical fluid extraction is a novel, unique and innovative technology suitable for extraction, fractionation and purification of a variety of natural and benign products in place of conventional solvent extraction. Supercritical fluid can facilitate mass transfer of the extracts due to the physical properties such as higher diffusivity and lower viscosity and surface tension. Mainly supercritical carbon dioxide has been used to extract the compounds that are low volatile and susceptible to thermal degradation and decomposition in various processes in food and pharmaceutical industries.
This special issue will focus on research topics such as solubility, diffusion, mass transfer, extract properties, extraction recovery and yield, processing, and their relevant modeling and so on. Novel application research as well as basic research with high quality concerning supercritical extraction will be presented to develop environmental friendly and green processes towards the sustainable society.
Prof. Dr. Kazuhiro Tamura
- supercritical carbon dioxide
- green and sustainable technology
Article: Supercritical Fluid Extraction of Bacterial and Archaeal Lipid Biomarkers from Anaerobically Digested Sludge
Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2012, 13(3), 3022-3037; doi:10.3390/ijms13033022
Received: 19 December 2011; in revised form: 23 February 2012 / Accepted: 27 February 2012 / Published: 6 March 2012| Download PDF Full-text (863 KB) | View HTML Full-text | Download XML Full-text
Article: Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Extraction of the Oak Silkworm (Antheraea pernyi) Pupal Oil: Process Optimization and Composition Determination
Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2012, 13(2), 2354-2367; doi:10.3390/ijms13022354
Received: 22 November 2011; in revised form: 19 January 2012 / Accepted: 13 February 2012 / Published: 21 February 2012| Download PDF Full-text (601 KB) | View HTML Full-text | Download XML Full-text
Article: Fractionation of Whey Protein Isolate with Supercritical Carbon Dioxide—Process Modeling and Cost Estimation
Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2012, 13(1), 240-259; doi:10.3390/ijms13010240
Received: 28 September 2011; in revised form: 13 December 2011 / Accepted: 14 December 2011 / Published: 27 December 2011| Download PDF Full-text (478 KB) | View HTML Full-text | Download XML Full-text
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