High-purity extracts from natural products through
a fast and solvent-free approach
The traditional ways of isolating bioactive compounds such as essential oils and antioxidants from plant raw materials are conventional steam/hydro distillation, mechanical treatments (cold pressing, sonification) and solvent extraction (ethanol, hydrocarbon, supercritical solvents).
These traditional extraction techniques are affected by several limitations: long extraction times, large amount of environmental unfriendly solvents, critical purification steps and partial chemical degradation. The outcome are extracts that might have partially lost their natural essence, resulting often in a poor quality. This educational webinar demonstrates how microwaves are able to overcome these limitations providing a green energy source to a rapid, solvent-free extraction of natural products. Two innovative and patented microwave extraction techniques are described in details by means of constant references to practical applications, posing an effective alternative for extract producers to enhance product quality and better establishment on the market.
• short extraction time
• High quality extract with no thermal degradation
• Solvent-free extraction
Date and time:
Tuesday, April 28, 2020, 10:00 am
Tuesday, April 28, 2020, 5:00 pm
Dr. Diego Carnaroglio Dr. Luca Bertoli
Looking forward to your participation!