Process Intensification via Continuous and Simultaneous Isolation of Antioxidants: An Upcycling Approach for Olive Leaf Waste

Virag Voros, Enrico Drioli, Claudio Fonte, Gyorgy Szekely

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Abstract

The isolation of individual pharmaceutical-grade bioactive compounds from complex plant extracts is still a sustainability challenge. Process intensification improves manufacturing design to achieve significant benefits in process efficiency and operation, product quality, and waste management. A process optimization and intensification methodology for the simultaneous isolation of biophenols from agricultural waste, using imprinted materials and nanofiltration membranes, is reported herein. First, temperature-swing molecular imprinting technology was used to selectively extract individual biophenols from olive leaf extracts. Second, solvent-resistant nanofiltration was used to
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)18444-18452
Number of pages9
JournalACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering
Volume7
Issue number22
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 4 2019

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