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Ultrasound technology for the extraction of biologically active molecules from plant, animal and marine sources
- Ojha, K. Shikha, Aznar, Ramón, O'Donnell, Colm, Tiwari, Brijesh K.
- Trends in analytical chemistry 2020 v.122 pp. 115663
- bioactive compounds, food processing, ultrasonics
- The extraction of target compounds from biological matrices largely depends on the effectiveness and efficiency of the extraction technique(s) employed. The objective of this review is to discuss a range of ultrasound assisted extraction processes alone or in combination with other approaches. In recent years, ultrasound has proven to be effective in a range of applications for enhancing extraction yields with minimal or no damage to the quality of extracted compounds. This review demonstrates the potential of ultrasound as a pre-treatment and for direct use in assisted extraction processes. The use of ultrasound for extraction applications from plant, animal, marine and food processing streams are comprehensively presented.