EXTRACTION OF HERBAL COMPONENTS – THE CASE FOR SUPERCRITICAL FLUID EXTRACTION

Kumoro, Andri Cahyo and Hasan, Masitah (2008) EXTRACTION OF HERBAL COMPONENTS – THE CASE FOR SUPERCRITICAL FLUID EXTRACTION. TEKNIK, 29 (3). pp. 180-183. ISSN 0852-1697

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Abstract

Malaysia is rich in heritage of sources for herbs and medicinal plants. The increasing public awareness of the health, environment and safety hazards associated with the use of organic solvents in herbals processing and the possible solvent contamination of the final products have pointed out the need for the development of new technologies for the processing of medicinal products. This becomes the challenge for the application of supercritical fluid extraction to enhance the economic value of Malaysian herbs. Therefore, the development of affordable, high-capacity, continuous-feed supercritical extractors in conjunction with research demonstrating its effectiveness and advantages over conventional techniques should be seriously taken as a consideration.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:extraction, organic solvents, herbs, medicinal products, supercritical fluid
Subjects:T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Q Science > QD Chemistry
R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
Divisions:Faculty of Engineering > Department of Chemical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering > Department of Chemical Engineering
ID Code:37793
Deposited By:Dr. Andri Kumoro
Deposited On:06 Jan 2013 08:39
Last Modified:06 Jan 2013 08:39

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