Special Issue "Recent Advances in the Development and Application of Green Extraction Techniques"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 March 2021).
Interests: sensors and biosensors; environmental sciences; air pollution; human biomonitoring; green technologies; valorization of byproducts; analytical chemistry
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In recent decades, the principles of green chemistry have been clearly encouraged and implemented to support an imperative world sustainable development. Considering an environmental protection perspective, green chemistry practitioners have been involved in the development of a plethora of convincing extraction techniques, which include but are not limited to microextraction techniques (sorptive- or solvent-based), microwave-assisted extraction, subcritical water extraction, supercritical fluid extraction, pressurized liquid extraction, ultrasonic assisted extraction, etc. Some of these techniques have become relatively mature (principally on the laboratory scale), being successfully applied to various fields, such as the environment, food industry, pharmacology, medicine, and forensic chemistry, among other strategic sectors, while others (for example, based on specifically designed green solvents or nanosorbents) are still emerging. Still, the scientific community is unanimous in concluding that their main merits are the reduction of solvent consumption and waste disposal, and extraction time, while usually, sample throughput is increased, and comparable or higher yields with higher reproducibility are reached. However, a few disadvantages are still being identified and further advances and progresses are clearly needed to widen their application. Moreover, combining several of these green techniques may help to overcome the limitations of the single technique, and synergistic results may be reached.
Thus, the goal of this Special Issue is to publish and disseminate original research data, review articles, communications, and short notes that focus on novel (experimental or theoretical) challenges, advances, and outlooks concerning the development and/or applications of green extraction methodologies.
Prof. Dr. Simone Morais
Prof. Dr. Jaroslava Švarc-Gajić
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- Advanced extraction techniques
- Green solvents
- Microextraction techniques
- Microwave-assisted extraction
- Subcritical water extraction
- Supercritical fluid extraction
- Pressurized liquid extraction
- Ultrasonic-assisted extraction
- Combined extraction techniques
- Biological, environmental, and food applications