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Drying of Phytochemical Preparations in a Spouted Bed: Perspectives and Challenges

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Souza, Claudia R. F. ; Oliveira, Wanderley P. [1]
Total Authors: 2
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Fac Pharmaceut Sci Ribeirao Preto, LAPROFAR, Lab R&D Pharmaceut Proc, BR-14040903 Ribeirao Preto, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: Drying Technology; v. 30, n. 11-12, SI, p. 1209-1226, 2012.
Web of Science Citations: 10

This article presents an overview of relevant issues to be considered in the development of standardized phytochemical preparations, focusing on the use of the spouted bed as a drying method. Aspects related to the effects of feed composition properties and processing parameters on system performance and product quality are addressed. From the information presented, it can be concluded that the spouted bed technology can be successfully applied for production of high-quality phytochemical preparations suitable for food and pharmaceutical purposes, considering the requirements for product safety, quality, and efficacy. Nevertheless, it should be emphasized that, at this time, the proposed technology is appropriate for small-scale production, mainly due to difficulties concerning scale-up, modeling, and the simulation of spouted bed systems, and also for predicting product properties and system behavior during operation. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 08/03588-0 - Development, standardization and biological evaluation of dried extracts os medicinal and aromatic plants
Grantee:Wanderley Pereira Oliveira
Support type: Regular Research Grants