Special Issue "High-Performance Green Extraction of Natural Products"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020.
Interests: antioxidants; biorefinery; food waste valorization; green processes; polyphenols
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I’m delighted to let you know that a new special issue is to be launched, entitled “High-performance Green Extraction of Natural Products”
There is to-date a large number of studies pertaining to the exploitation of plant resources (herbs, botanicals, processing by-products) for the production of extracts enriched in bioactive substances. The interest has been focused on the development of efficient and cost-effective downstream processes, which aim at producing commodities on the basis of either crude or purified extracts.
Traditional extraction techniques, including percolation, decoction/infusion generation, maceration, etc, are currently been replaced by cutting-edge, sophisticated technologies with higher efficiency and selectivity, and a more eco-friendly profile. Advanced extraction methodologies based on ultrasonication, microwaves, pulsed electric fields, high voltage discharges, enzymes, pressurized liquids, supercritical fluids etc., have in many instanced been proven more targeted, high-performing, straight-forward, fast, sustainable, fully automated and with relatively low capital cost.
This Special Issue addresses the concept of innovative and emerging strategies that aim at effectively implementing green technologies for the extraction of bioactive compounds from plant resources. Contributions pertaining to novel solvents, investigation of their properties, sustainable production of isolated bioactive compounds or whole extracts, and their utilization in the food, cosmetic or pharmaceutical industries are particularly welcome.
Dr. Dimitris P. Makris
Manuscript Submission Information
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- green extraction
- natural products
- sustainable production