Microwave-Assisted Extraction – A State-of-the-Art Overview of Varieties
Keywords:Extraction techniques, Food, Microwave-assisted extraction, Plant, Soxhlet extraction
AbstractThe microwave-assisted extraction technique offers some advantages over conventional extraction methods. Applications include the extraction of high-value compounds from natural sources including nutraceutical and functional food ingredients, pharma actives from biomass, and phytonutrients. Compared to conventional solvent extraction methods, the microwave-assisted extraction (MAE) technique offers advantages such as improved stability of products and marker compounds, increased purity of crude extracts, the possibility to use less toxic solvents, reduced processing costs, reduced energy and solvent consumption, increased recovery and purity of marker compounds, and very rapid extraction rates.
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B. Ondruschka, J. Asghari, Chimia 2006, 60, 321, DOI: 10.2533/000942906777836327.
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