Special Issue "Supercritical Fluid Extraction"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2012).
Supercritical fluid extraction is a novel, unique and innovative technology suitable for extraction, fractionation and purification of a variety of natural and benign products in place of conventional solvent extraction. Supercritical fluid can facilitate mass transfer of the extracts due to the physical properties such as higher diffusivity and lower viscosity and surface tension. Mainly supercritical carbon dioxide has been used to extract the compounds that are low volatile and susceptible to thermal degradation and decomposition in various processes in food and pharmaceutical industries.
This special issue will focus on research topics such as solubility, diffusion, mass transfer, extract properties, extraction recovery and yield, processing, and their relevant modeling and so on. Novel application research as well as basic research with high quality concerning supercritical extraction will be presented to develop environmental friendly and green processes towards the sustainable society.
Prof. Dr. Kazuhiro Tamura
- supercritical carbon dioxide
- green and sustainable technology