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Design and application of green methods for the extraction of high value-added organic compounds from agro-industrial residues

Grant number: 17/25015-1
Support Opportunities:Regular Research Grants
Duration: April 01, 2018 - March 31, 2020
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Chemistry
Principal Investigator:Vânia Gomes Zuin Zeidler
Grantee:Vânia Gomes Zuin Zeidler
Host Institution: Centro de Ciências Exatas e de Tecnologia (CCET). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). São Carlos , SP, Brazil


The aim of this project is to investigate the design and application of incipient processes in Brazil for the extraction, associated with purification and/or integrated transformation of organic compounds derived from relevant regional agro-industrial residues, emphasising the integrated use of green technologies, such as microwave assisted extraction (MAE). Searching for materials such as fluids, solvents, catalysts and adsorbents from renewable sources, which includes designing, developing and using innovative laboratory-scale methods in pilot plants has become more extensive, as well as challenging when considering separating and transforming medium and high polarity substances from complex matrices. In addition to the high efficiency, reproducibility, stability and possibility for automation and scaling, integrated methods should be intrinsically green. Separating and/or converting residual biomass into chemical compounds and energy through chemical, biochemical and thermochemical routes will be defined after an analysis based on the concepts of state-of-the-art biorefineries and circular economy. In this context, production chains will be studied together with companies established in São Paulo, which are significant when considering the quantity and diversity of valuable compounds found in residues, such as soybean and fruits (passion fruit, mango and guava), e.g., bioactive compounds, polysaccharides and proteins. (AU)

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ZUIN, VANIA G.; SEGATTO, MATEUS L.; ZANDONAI, DORAI P.; GROSSELI, GUILHERME M.; STAHL, AYLON; ZANOTTI, KARINE; ANDRADE, ROSIVANIA S.. Integrating Green and Sustainable Chemistry into Undergraduate Teaching Laboratories: Closing and Assessing the Loop on the Basis of a Citrus Biorefinery Approach for the Biocircular Economy in Brazil. Journal of Chemical Education, v. 96, n. 12, SI, p. 2975-2983, . (17/25015-1, 18/11409-0)
ZOWADA, CHRISTIAN; FRERICHS, NADJA; ZUIN, VANIA GOMES; EILKS, INGO. Developing a lesson plan on conventional and green pesticides in chemistry education - a project of participatory action research. Chemistry Education Research and Practice, v. 21, n. 1, p. 141-153, . (17/25015-1, 18/11409-0)
ZUIN, VANIA G.; RAMIN, LUIZE Z.; SEGATTO, MATEUS L.; STAHL, AYLON M.; ZANOTTI, KARINE; FORIM, MOACIR R.; DA SILVA, MARIA FATIMA DAS GRACAS F.; FERNANDES, JOAO BATISTA. To separate or not to separate: what is necessary and enough for a green and sustainable extraction of bioactive compounds from Brazilian citrus waste. Pure and Applied Chemistry, v. 93, n. 1, p. 13-27, . (12/25299-6, 19/08389-0, 14/50827-1, 18/11409-0, 17/25015-1)
ZUIN, VANIA G.; EILKS, INGO; ELSCHAMI, MYRIAM; KUMMERER, KLAUS. Education in green chemistry and in sustainable chemistry: perspectives towards sustainability. GREEN CHEMISTRY, v. 23, n. 4, p. 1594-1608, . (17/25015-1)
MILESCU, ROXANA ALINA; SEGATTO, MATEUS LODI; STAHL, AYLON; MCELROY, CON ROBERT; FARMER, THOMAS JAMES; CLARK, JAMES HANLEY; ZUIN, VANIA GOMES. Sustainable Single-Stage Solid-Liquid Extraction of Hesperidin and Rutin from Agro-Products Using Cyrene. ACS SUSTAINABLE CHEMISTRY & ENGINEERING, v. 8, n. 49, p. 18245-18257, . (17/25015-1, 14/50827-1)

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