Product driven process synthesis for the recovery of vitality ingredients from plant materials

Edwin Zondervan, Miguel Monsanto, Jan Meuldijk

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    Abstract

    In this paper, the last levels of the product-driven process synthesis methodology are used to formulate a conceptual process design for the production of a purified catechins powder. First a two stage adsorption process for the separation of the catechins was designed. Secondly a spray drying process is modeled to determine the equipment and the operational conditions, as well as the economic potential. The conceptual study shows that it is possible to obtain a powder of catechins with 83.5 % purity and a particle sauter mean diameter of 7.48 μm.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)61-66
    Number of pages6
    JournalChemical Engineering Transactions
    Volume43
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

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