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Biorefinery for the recovery of by-products from passion fruit processing through high pressure technologies


The Laboratory of High Pressure in Food Engineering (LAPEA) has focused its research activities on high pressure processes to obtain added value products from natural sources. Recent results have shown that food industry by-products are important sources of bioactive compounds, and high pressure technologies are feasible alternatives for the recovery and purification of such components through clean method with no aggression to the environment or products. Nevertheless, the technical and economic viability of these processes depends on their intensification and integration between them and to other unit operations in an industrial processing line. Given this background, the concept of biorefinery will be applied to the entire recovery of by-products from passion fruit (Passiflora edulis) processing (bagasse and peel), which have proven potential as sources of oil, phenolics, pectin and other compounds of industrial interest. The proposed biorefinery includes the recovery of such compounds by means of high pressure extractions, fractioning and concentration of the target compounds through pressure reduction, adsorption or nanofiltration, formulation of particles and aerogels for the incorporation and delivery of bioactive compounds, recovery of the lignocellulosic residue for the extraction of pectin and starch hydrolysis, generating fermentable sugars. Methods for process intensification, like ultrasound and alternatives solvents such as vegetable oils and expanded liquids will be tested in the extraction processes, which will be also phenomenologically evaluated by mathematical modeling. The raw materials (passion fruit processing residues), intermediary and final products will be analyzed in terms of chemical composition, focusing on the target components in each product, physical properties and biological activities, envisaging their possible commercial applications. Finally, the individual processes and the complete biorefinery will have their economic viability evaluated through the estimation of manufacturing costs. (AU)

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VIGANO, JULIANE; DE AGUIAR, ANA CAROLINA; VEGGI, PRISCILLA CARVALHO; SANCHES, VITOR L.; ROSTAGNO, MAURICIO ARIEL; MARTINEZ, JULIAN. Techno-economic evaluation for recovering phenolic compounds from acai (Euterpe oleracea) by-product by pressurized liquid extraction. JOURNAL OF SUPERCRITICAL FLUIDS, v. 179, JAN 2022. Web of Science Citations: 0.
MARSON, GABRIELA VOLLET; VITOR PEREIRA, DEBORA TAMIRES; DA COSTA MACHADO, MARIANA TEIXEIRA; DI LUCCIO, MARCO; MARTINEZ, JULIAN; BELLEVILLE, MARIE-PIERRE; HUBINGER, MIRIAM DUPAS. Ultrafiltration performance of spent brewer's yeast protein hydrolysate: Impact of pH and membrane material on fouling. Journal of Food Engineering, v. 302, AUG 2021. Web of Science Citations: 0.
DOS SANTOS, LUANA CRISTINA; MENDIOLA, JOSE ANTONIO; SANCHEZ-CAMARGO, ANDREA DEL PILAR; ALVAREZ-RIVERA, GERARDO; VIGANO, JULIANE; CIFUENTES, ALEJANDRO; IBANEZ, ELENA; MARTINEZ, JULIAN. Selective Extraction of Piceatannol from Passiflora edulis by-Products: Application of HSPs Strategy and Inhibition of Neurodegenerative Enzymes. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR SCIENCES, v. 22, n. 12 JUN 2021. Web of Science Citations: 0.
DOS SANTOS, LUANA C.; JOHNER, JULIO C. F.; SCOPEL, EUPIDIO; PONTES, PAULA V. A.; RIBEIRO, ANA P. B.; ZABOT, GIOVANI L.; BATISTA, EDUARDO A. C.; MEIRELES, M. ANGELA A.; MARTINEZ, JULIAN. Integrated supercritical CO2 extraction and fractionation of passion fruit (Passiflora edulis Sims) by-products. JOURNAL OF SUPERCRITICAL FLUIDS, v. 168, FEB 1 2021. Web of Science Citations: 0.
VITOR PEREIRA, DEBORA TAMIRES; ZABOT, GIOVANI LEONE; REYES, FELIX GUILLERMO; IGLESIAS, AMADEU HOSHI; MARTINEZ, JULIAN. Integration of pressurized liquids and ultrasound in the extraction of bioactive compounds from passion fruit rinds: Impact on phenolic yield, extraction kinetics and technical-economic evaluation. INNOVATIVE FOOD SCIENCE & EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES, v. 67, JAN 2021. Web of Science Citations: 4.
SCOPEL, EUPIDIO; DOS SANTOS, LUANA CRISTINA; BOFINGER, MATHEUS RODRIGUES; MARTINEZ, JULIAN; REZENDE, CAMILA ALVES. Green extractions to obtain value-added elephant grass co-products in an ethanol biorefinery. JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION, v. 274, NOV 20 2020. Web of Science Citations: 2.
DE AGUIAR, ANA CAROLINA; OSORIO-TOBON, J. FELIPE; VIGANO, JULIANE; MARTINEZ, JULIAN. Economic evaluation of supercritical fluid and pressurized liquid extraction to obtain phytonutrients from biquinho pepper: Analysis of single and sequential-stage processes. JOURNAL OF SUPERCRITICAL FLUIDS, v. 165, NOV 1 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
VITOR PEREIRA, DEBORA TAMIRES; MARSON, GABRIELA VOLLET; FERNANDEZ BARBERO, GERARDO; TARONE, ADRIANA GADIOLI; BETIM CAZARIN, CINTHIA BAU; HUBINGER, MIRIAM DUPAS; MARTINEZ, JULIAN. Concentration of bioactive compounds from grape marc using pressurized liquid extraction followed by integrated membrane processes. Separation and Purification Technology, v. 250, NOV 1 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
BAIAO DIAS, ARTHUR LUIZ; HATAMI, TAHMASB; MARTINEZ, JULIAN; CIFTCI, OZAN N. Biocatalytic production of isoamyl acetate from fusel oil in supercritical CO2. JOURNAL OF SUPERCRITICAL FLUIDS, v. 164, OCT 1 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
DOS SANTOS, PHILIPE; VIGANO, JULIANE; FURTADO, GUILHERME DE FIGUEIREDO; CUNHA, ROSIANE LOPES; HUBINGER, MIRIAM DUPAS; REZENDE, CAMILA ALVES; MARTINEZ, JULIAN. Production of resveratrol loaded alginate aerogel: Characterization, mathematical modeling, and study of impregnation. JOURNAL OF SUPERCRITICAL FLUIDS, v. 163, SEP 1 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
VIGANO, JULIANE; MEIRELLES, AURELIANO A. D.; NATHIA-NEVES, GRAZIELLE; BASEGGIO, ANDRESSA M.; CUNHA, ROSIANE L.; MAROSTICA JUNIOR, MARIO R.; MEIRELES, M. ANGELA A.; GURIKOV, PAVEL; SMIRNOVA, IRINA; MARTINEZ, JULIAN. Impregnation of passion fruit bagasse extract in alginate aerogel microparticles. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, v. 155, p. 1060-1068, JUL 15 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
PEREIRA, ERICSEM; PEREIRA, DEBORA TAMIRES VITOR; FERREIRA, MARCELA C.; MARTINEZ, JULIAN; MEIRELLES, ANTONIO J. A.; MAXIMO, GUILHERME J. Deacidification of Amazonian Pracaxi (Pentaclethra macroloba) and Patawa (Oenocarpus bataua) oils: experimental and modeling of liquid-liquid extraction using alcoholic solvents. Brazilian Journal of Chemical Engineering, v. 37, n. 4 JUL 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
HATAMI, TAHMASB; VIGANO, JULIANE; INNOCENTINI MEI, LUCIA HELENA; MARTINEZ, JULIAN. Production of alginate-based aerogel particles using supercritical drying: Experiment, comprehensive mathematical model, and optimization. JOURNAL OF SUPERCRITICAL FLUIDS, v. 160, JUN 1 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
VIGANO, JULIANE; DE PAULA ASSIS, BRUNO FELIPE; NATHIA-NEVES, GRAZIELLE; DOS SANTOS, PHILIPE; MEIRELES, M. ANGELA A.; VEGGI, PRISCILLA CARVALHO; MARTINEZ, JULIAN. Extraction of bioactive compounds from defatted passion fruit bagasse (Passiflora edulis sp.) applying pressurized liquids assisted by ultrasound. ULTRASONICS SONOCHEMISTRY, v. 64, JUN 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
SANTANA, ADINA L.; QUEIROS, LIVIA D.; MARTINEZ, JULIAN; MACEDO, GABRIELA A. Pressurized liquid- and supercritical fluid extraction of crude and waste seeds of guarana (Paullinia cupana): Obtaining of bioactive compounds and mathematical modeling. FOOD AND BIOPRODUCTS PROCESSING, v. 117, p. 194-202, SEP 2019. Web of Science Citations: 1.
DOS SANTOS, LUANA CRISTINA; BITENCOURT, RAPHAELA GABRI; DOS SANTOS, PHILIPE; VIEIRA E ROSA, PAULO DE TARSO; MARTINEZ, JULIAN. Solubility of passion fruit (Passiflora edulis Sims) seed oil in supercritical CO2. Fluid Phase Equilibria, v. 493, p. 174-180, AUG 1 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.

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