Plant extract technology: Concentration and Drying Advancements

๐ŸŒฑEnvironmental Impact Assessment

Based on new research on Plant extract technology, scientists conducted a life cycle assessment of drying methods for medicinal plant extracts. They compared conventional drying operations, freeze drying, and spray drying and selected efficient variables to reduce the impact on a commercial scale.

๐Ÿ’กMain findings

The results show that the largest environmental load in both drying processes is related to the production of the extract, especially the consumption of electricity. A comparison of the two processes by excluding the common terms of mass and energy showed that the freeze-drying method produced a greater environmental load than the spray-drying method.

๐Ÿ”„Improvement measures

Opportunities for process improvements were presented by conducting sensitivity analyses and working to improve the impact of both processes. In spray drying, the impact is reduced by about 20%, and in freeze drying, the impact is reduced by up to 31%.

๐Ÿ”ฎFuture Outlook

As public health awareness increases and herbal side effects decrease, the availability of these products as alternatives to chemical drugs has increased. Therefore, we look forward to more research in the future to improve and optimize the concentration and drying technology of plant extracts.

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