Chemical Engineering Science, Vol.61, No.12, 4126-4128, 2006
Integration of solvent extraction and liquid membrane separation: An efficient tool for recovery of bio-active substances from botanicals
An integrated process based on simultaneous solid-liquid extraction and liquid membrane separation is proposed for recovery and isolation of valuable species from botanicals. This integration provides complete exhausting of the solid material even in the case of very low solubility of the specified solute in the extracting solvent. Selectivity of the liquid membrane ensures a preferential transport of the desired solute from the native extract into the strip solution, while the other co-extracted species remain predominantly in the native extract. (c) 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.