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

Grant number: 17/23670-2
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: June 01, 2018 - August 31, 2020
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Food Science and Technology - Food Engineering
Principal Investigator:Julian Martínez
Grantee:Julian Martínez
Home Institution: Faculdade de Engenharia de Alimentos (FEA). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Assoc. researchers:Ana Carolina de Aguiar ; Andressa Mara Baseggio ; Camila Alves de Rezende ; Juliana Azevedo Lima Pallone ; Juliane Viganó ; Larissa Akemi Kido de Barros ; Marcus Bruno Soares Forte ; Mário Roberto Maróstica Junior ; Philipe dos Santos ; Tânia Forster Carneiro ; Valéria Helena Alves Cagnon Quitete


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)

Scientific publications (5)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
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.
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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