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Environmentally friendly technologies in the sample preparation of food

Grant number: 18/24029-1
Support Opportunities:Regular Research Grants
Duration: March 01, 2019 - February 28, 2022
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Chemistry - Analytical Chemistry
Principal Investigator:Wanessa Melchert Mattos
Grantee:Wanessa Melchert Mattos
Host Institution: Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz (ESALQ). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Piracicaba , SP, Brazil


With the growing concern for the environment and the need to destine waste generated in chemical processes, the concept of green chemistry has emerged, defined mainly by the development and application of alternative products and technology in processes to reduce or eliminate the use or generation of substances harmful to human health and the environment Based on this concept, technologies and alternative methods that meet the demand of sustainable chemistry have been widely explored. This is also valid for the sample preparation techniques, which are often required in steps prior to the chemical analysis, guaranteeing better execution of the same. The preparation of the sample is aimed at the selective isolation of the analytes and the elimination of most of the interferents in the sample matrix, in addition to concentrating the analytes when necessary, especially those present in low concentrations. The present project is focused on the development of clean and highly sensitive technologies for analysis of toxic analytes (pesticides and / or emerging pollutants) in food samples. For this purpose, different sample preparation based on liquid-liquid (LLE-LPT; DLLME-SFOD) and solid-liquid extraction (DPX; fluidized bed in a flow analysis system) will be evaluated. Waste generated will be degraded and toxicity will be assessed prior to disposal. (AU)

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Scientific publications (10)
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GOMES, WINSTON PINHEIRO CLARO; GONCALVES, LUIS; SILVA, CLISSIA BARBOZA DA; MELCHERT, WANESSA R.. Application of multispectral imaging combined with machine learning models to discriminate special and traditional green coffee. COMPUTERS AND ELECTRONICS IN AGRICULTURE, v. 198, p. 9-pg., . (17/15220-7, 18/24029-1, 18/03802-4)
VIANNA, VALERIA L. F.; DRESCH, DAYANE; CLARO GOMES, WINSTON PINHEIRO; MELCHERT, WANESSA R.. Preconcentration of sulphonamides in bovine milk by the cloud point extraction method using smartphone-based digital images. ANALYTICAL METHODS, v. 14, n. 11, p. 7-pg., . (18/24029-1)
CLARO GOMES, WINSTON PINHEIRO; PIRES, JULIANA ANGELO; TEIXEIRA, NATALIA NAVARRO; BORTOLETO, GISELE GONCALVES; ROEL GUTIERREZ, ERIKA MARIA; MELCHERT, WANESSA R.. Effects of green coffee bean flour fortification on the chemical and nutritional properties of gluten-free cake. OURNAL OF FOOD MEASUREMENT AND CHARACTERIZATIO, v. N/A, p. 8-pg., . (18/24029-1)
COSTA, NAIARA S.; MARINGOLO, VIVIAN; BRASIL, MARCOS A. S.; ROCHA, DIOGO L.; MELCHERT, WANESSA R.. Online sample preparation of milk samples for spectrophotometric determination of formaldehyde. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis, v. 119, p. 7-pg., . (18/24029-1, 15/12172-6)
MAROUBO, LAIS A.; PEDRINA, GIOVANA; MELCHERT, WANESSA R.. Total sulfonamides determination in bovine milk using smartphone-based digital images. Microchemical Journal, v. 170, . (18/24029-1)
SOARES, SAMARA; CAMPOS, KAROLINE R. R.; MELCHERT, WANESSA R.; ROCHA, FABIO R. P.. A spot test for total esters determination in sugarcane spirits exploiting smartphone-based digital images. ANALYTICAL METHODS, v. 12, n. 31, p. 3918-3923, . (18/07687-5, 18/24029-1)
MARTINS, FERNANDA C. O. L.; MELCHERT, WANESSA R.. Environmentally friendly and novel solid-liquid phase microextraction of maneb fungicide in fruits and vegetables. Food Research International, v. 169, p. 7-pg., . (18/24029-1)
PIRES, JULIANA A.; GOMES, WINSTON P. C.; TEIXEIRA, NATALIA N.; MELCHERT, WANESSA R.. Effect of drying methods on nutritional constitutes of fermented grape residue. JOURNAL OF FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY-MYSORE, . (18/24029-1)
LAÍS A. MAROUBO; WANESSA R. MELCHERT. Development of an Environmentally Friendly Extraction Method Using Smartphone-Based Digital Images for the Determination of Total Sulfonamides in Meat Samples. Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society, v. 34, n. 6, p. 846-856, . (18/24029-1)
MARTINS, FERNANDA C. O. L.; BATISTA, ALEX D.; MELCHERT, WANESSA R.. Current overview and perspectives in environmentally friendly microextractions of carbamates and dithiocarbamates. COMPREHENSIVE REVIEWS IN FOOD SCIENCE AND FOOD SAFETY, v. 20, n. 6, . (18/24029-1)

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