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Special Issue "Ultrasound in Extraction Processing"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2020.
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Ultrasound-assisted extraction is a hot research topic which affects several fields of modern plant-based chemistry. Ultrasound is a key-technology in achieving the objective of the "sustainable" and "green extraction" of natural products. Using ultrasound, full extractions can now be completed in minutes with high reproducibility, reducing the consumption of solvent, simplifying manipulation and work-up, giving higher purity of the final product, eliminating post-treatment of waste water, and consuming only a fraction of the fossil energy normally needed for conventional extraction methods. This special issue will present a complete picture of the current knowledge on ultrasound-assisted extraction (UAE) in food ingredients and products, nutraceutics, cosmetic, pharmaceutical, and bioenergy applications.
The present Special Issue, "Ultrasound in Extraction Processing", aims to collect and publish recent advances in this interdisciplinary area in the form of reviews and research articles dealing with extraction by ultrasound, the techniques and their combinations, the mechanisms, applications from laboratory to industry, security, and environmental impacts. Experts are welcome to give their opinion about how Ultrasound Extraction contributed/contributes/will contribute to the natural products area, possible trends, and perspectives.
Prof. Dr. Farid Chemat
Prof. Dr. Muthupandian Ashokkumar
Manuscript Submission Information
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Green extraction, separation, and purification
Combination with green and biobased solvents
Combination with innovative and hybrid techniques