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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 16  |  Page : 88-95

Intensification of bioactive compounds extraction from medicinal plants using ultrasonic irradiation

1 LASEFI/DEA/FEA (School of Food Engineering), UNICAMP (University of Campinas), SP, Brazil
2 LASEFI/DEA/FEA (School of Food Engineering), UNICAMP (University of Campinas), SP, Brazil; Industrial Process and Energy Systems Engineering (IPESE), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland

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Diego T. Santos
LASEFI/DEA/FEA (School of Food Engineering), UNICAMP (University of Campinas), Rua Monteiro Lobato, 80, 13083 862 Campinas, SP, Brazil

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Source of Support: This work had financial support from FAPESP and CNPq. Renata Vardanega would like to thank CNPq (process 140282/2013.0) and FAPESP (2013/17260.5) for the doctoral fellowships. Diego T. Santos is thankful to FAPESP (processes 2010/16485.5; 2012/19304.7) for postdoctoral fellowships. M. Angela A. Meireles thanks CNPq for the productivity grant (302778/2007.1). The authors acknowledge the financial support from CNPq and FAPESP (processes 2009/17234.9; 2012/10685.8),, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0973-7847.134231

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Extraction processes are largely used in many chemical, biotechnological and pharmaceutical industries for recovery of bioactive compounds from medicinal plants. To replace the conventional extraction techniques, new techniques as high-pressure extraction processes that use environment friendly solvents have been developed. However, these techniques, sometimes, are associated with low extraction rate. The ultrasound can be effectively used to improve the extraction rate by the increasing the mass transfer and possible rupture of cell wall due the formation of microcavities leading to higher product yields with reduced processing time and solvent consumption. This review presents a brief survey about the mechanism and aspects that affecting the ultrasound assisted extraction focusing on the use of ultrasound irradiation for high-pressure extraction processes intensification.

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