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Extraction of Biologically Active Compounds from Plants

#G-997


Elaboration of "Green Technology" for Extraction of Biologically Active Compounds from Plant Materials Using "Supercritical Liquid"

Tech Area / Field

  • CHE-IND/Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Process Engineering/Chemistry
  • CHE-SYN/Basic and Synthetic Chemistry/Chemistry

Status
3 Approved without Funding

Registration date
11.03.2003

Leading Institute
Georgian Academy of Sciences / P. Melikishvili Institute of Physical and Organic Chemistry, Georgia, Tbilisi

Project summary

The request for technologically pure products is increasing in the world. This especially concerns the medical and food products. The last year's experience also made it clear that existing technologies are quite old and need to be changed.

During last decade the style of ecologically pure and profitable technology, based on usage of "supercritical liquid" is appearing, in leading countries. Even famous R. A. Sheldon (the Netherlands) recognizes the necessity of supercritical fluid application in a new century. The supercritical liquid is an ecologically pure solvent, which excludes usage of aromatic compounds. This fact is very important for purity of target products and also gives opportunity to avoid additional expenses on solvent extraction. In the European countries like Portugal, Finland, Turkey and some other already exist production facilities, widely using extraction from supercritical liquid. It should be noted that demand on this product is significantly higher than existing technological capacities. The implementation of such technologies in industry fields like Pharmacology and Perfumery has really great opportunities.


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