Special Issue "Green Extraction of Natural Product: Innovative Techniques, Alternative Solvents and Original Procedures"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2017)
Prof. Dr. Giancarlo Cravotto
Dipartimento di Scienza e Tecnologia del Farmaco and NIS - Centre for Nanostructured Interfaces and Surfaces, University of Turin, Via P. Giuria 9, 10125 Torino, Italy
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Interests: green chemistry; process intensification; green extraction; enabling technologies (ultrasound, microwaves, hydrodynamic cavitation, ball milling, flow chemistry); sustainable chemical processes
The industrial production of perfumes, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, food ingredients and products, nutraceuticals, biofuel, or fine chemicals, involve extraction processes. In the field of extraction of natural products, conventional methods, mostly using organic solvents have major drawbacks, such as insufficient recovery of extracts, long extraction time, high amounts of by-products and wastes, and high energy consumption. In recent years, the trend of extraction has moved to "sustainability", making a transition to "Green Extraction", to develop more "sustainable" processes using alternative solvents, less energy, and reducing waste, while ensuring the quality of final products.
The present Special Issue, “Green Extraction of Natural Product”, aims to collect and to publish recent advances in this interdisciplinary area. Reviews and research articles dealing with innovative techniques, alternative solvents, original procedures, comprehension of intensification mechanisms, by products valorization, and the green impacts and sustainable footprints. In term of dissemination this Special Issue is aiming to provide some guidelines for good practice and reporting, existing and in conception of reactors or solvents suitable for green extraction. Experts are welcome to give their opinion about how green extraction contributed/contributes/will contribute to natural products area, possible trends, and perspectives.
Prof. Dr. Farid Chemat
Prof. Dr. Giancarlo Cravotto
Prof. Dr. Young Hae Choi
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- green extraction
- separation and purification
- enabling technologies
- deep eutectic solvents
- natural products
- supercritical fluids