The Application of Green Solvents in Separation Processes
authors de Melo, M.M.R,, Portugal, I., Silvestre, A.J.D., Silva, C.M.
editors Francisco Pena-Pereira and Marek Tobiszewski
chapter title Environmentally Benign Supercritical Fluid Extraction
nationality International
abstract Supercritical fluid extraction (SFE), and in particular supercritical carbon dioxide (SC-CO2) extraction, is an environmental-friendly high-pressure extraction technology alternative to conventional solid–liquid extraction. The use of SC-CO2 can provide valuable industrial advantages such as intensification and simplification of the processes, with consequent savings on chemicals, utilities and processing time. Moreover, it may preserve the natural character of the products and even act as enhancer of composition and properties such as antioxidant activity, shelf life, cooking time, etc. Prospective novel applications are expected to emerge at industrial scale in the coming years, extending the valences and scope of SFE and SC-CO2 to novel fields. These topics are addressed in this chapter.
publisher Elsevier
isbn 978-0-12-805297-6
year published 2017
beginning page 325
ending page 348
book digital object identifier (doi) 10.1016/B978-0-12-805297-6.00011-5