Special Issue "Green Extraction, Separation and Purification Processes"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2019
Prof. Dr. Elena Ibañez
Foodomics Laboratory, Bioactivity and Food Analysis Department, Institute of Food Science Research (CIAL-CSIC), Nicolás Cabrera 9, Campus UAM Cantoblanco, 28049 Madrid-Spain
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Interests: green extraction processes; bioactives; sustainability; biorefinery; agricultural by-products; algae; compressed fluids; advanced analytical techniques
Green chemistry “based on natural products” is a new concept that meets the challenges of the twenty-ﬁrst century, protecting both environment and consumers, and, at the same time, enhancing knowledge of research and the competitiveness of industries, by becoming more ecologic, economic, and innovative and therefore sustainable. It is based on the discovery and design of extraction, separation, purification and hemi-synthesis processes, which reduce energy consumption, allow the use of alternative solvents and renewable natural products, and ensure a safe and high-quality ﬁnal product.
The present Special Issue, “Green Extraction, Separation and Purification Processes”, aims to collect and publish recent advances in this interdisciplinary area. Reviews and research articles dealing with innovative techniques, alternative solvents, original procedures, comprehension of intensification mechanisms, by product valorization, and green impacts and sustainable footprints, starting from production and harvesting of the plant, the transformation processes, solid–liquid extraction, and also separation and puriﬁcation, together with formulation and hemi-synthesis are welcome. In term of dissemination, this Special Issue is aiming to provide some guidelines for good practice and reporting in several areas: Analytical chemistry, natural product chemistry, food processing, pharmaceutical chemistry, agricultural products, functional foods, nutraceuticals, cosmetics, bioeconomy, etc.
Prof. Dr. Elena Ibañez
Prof. Dr. Farid Chemat
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Extraction solid–liquid and liquid–liquid
- enabling technologies
- natural products
- compressed fluids (sub- and supercritical)
- industrial by-products
- life cycle assessment