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Reuse of agro-industrial fruit residue from conventional and organic agriculture: green and sustainable extraction methods for bioactive compounds

Grant number: 18/11409-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate (Direct)
Effective date (Start): December 01, 2018
Effective date (End): March 31, 2022
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Chemistry
Principal Investigator:Vânia Gomes Zuin Zeidler
Grantee:Mateus Lodi Segatto
Host Institution: Centro de Ciências Exatas e de Tecnologia (CCET). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). São Carlos , SP, Brazil

Abstract

The size of the Brazilian agricultural and agro industrial market impress by its greatness but also by the amount of waste generated, being the cause of serious concerns about how to handle such residues. This kind of material comprises biomasses that carry potentially bioactive compounds that could add value to the process when extracted, integrating biomass-based chemical platforms (biorefineries). Notably, organic agricultural systems could be involved in the discussions, as they are not only considered greener production models but also because they are linked to a higher presence of flavonoids and other secondary metabolites that have bioactive properties. The central goal of this research project is to extract the main bioactive compounds from the processing waste of guava (Psidium guajava) and mango (Mangifera indica L.), from both conventional and organic agricultural systems produced in the state of São Paulo. Chemometrics tools will be used on experimental design to evaluate several green extraction methods, such as Microwave-Assisted Extraction (MAE), Matrix Solid Phase Dispersion (MSPD) and alternative solvent extraction (Ionic Liquids, ILs; and Deep Eutectic Solvents, DES). The extracts will be analyzed using liquid chromatography and the compounds will be quantified using commercially available standards (mangiferin, quercetin, coumarin, hyperoside, catechin and gallic acid). The methods will be studied to optimize the extraction yields and to evaluate their greenness using appropriate sustainable metrics. (AU)

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Scientific publications (10)
(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)
ZUIN, VANIA G.; RAMIN, LUIZE Z.; SEGATTO, MATEUS L.; STAHL, AYLON M.; ZANOTTI, KARINE; FORIM, MOACIR R.; DA SILVA, MARIA FATIMA DAS GRACAS F.; FERNANDES, JOAO BATISTA. To separate or not to separate: what is necessary and enough for a green and sustainable extraction of bioactive compounds from Brazilian citrus waste. Pure and Applied Chemistry, v. 93, n. 1, p. 13-27, . (12/25299-6, 19/08389-0, 14/50827-1, 18/11409-0, 17/25015-1)
SCHNARR, LENA; SEGATTO, MATEUS L.; OLSSON, OLIVER; ZUIN, VANIA G.; KUEMMERER, KLAUS. Flavonoids as biopesticides - Systematic assessment of sources, structures, activities and environmental fate. Science of The Total Environment, v. 824, p. 13-pg., . (17/25015-1, 18/11409-0)
FRANCISCHINI, DANIELLE DA SILVA; LOPES, ANA PAULA; SEGATTO, MATEUS LODI; STAHL, AYLON MATHEUS; ZUIN, VANIA GOMES. Development and application of green and sustainable analytical methods for flavonoid extraction from Passiflora waste. BMC CHEMISTRY, v. 14, n. 1, p. 11-pg., . (18/11409-0, 17/25015-1, 17/05712-0)
SEGATTO, MATEUS L.; SCHNARR, LENA; OLSSON, OLIVER; KUEMMERER, KLAUS; ZUIN, VANIA G.. Ionic liquids vs. ethanol as extraction media of algicidal compounds from mango processing waste. RONTIERS IN CHEMISTR, v. 10, p. 13-pg., . (18/11409-0, 17/25015-1)
ZUIN, VANIA G.; STAHL, AYLON M.; ZANOTTI, KARINE; SEGATTO, MATEUS L.. Green and sustainable chemistry in Latin America: Which type of research is going on? And for what?. CURRENT OPINION IN GREEN AND SUSTAINABLE CHEMISTRY, v. 25, p. 8-pg., . (14/50827-1, 18/11409-0, 17/25015-1, 19/08389-0)
ZUIN, VANIA G.; SEGATTO, MATEUS L.; ZANDONAI, DORAI P.; GROSSELI, GUILHERME M.; STAHL, AYLON; ZANOTTI, KARINE; ANDRADE, ROSIVANIA S.. Integrating Green and Sustainable Chemistry into Undergraduate Teaching Laboratories: Closing and Assessing the Loop on the Basis of a Citrus Biorefinery Approach for the Biocircular Economy in Brazil. Journal of Chemical Education, v. 96, n. 12, SI, p. 2975-2983, . (17/25015-1, 18/11409-0)
SEGATTO, MATEUS LODI; STAHL, AYLON MATHEUS; ZANOTTI, KARINE; ZUIN, VANIA GOMES. Green and sustainable extraction of proteins from agro-industrial waste: An overview and a closer look to Latin America. CURRENT OPINION IN GREEN AND SUSTAINABLE CHEMISTRY, v. 37, p. 7-pg., . (18/11409-0, 17/25015-1, 19/08389-0)
ZUIN, VANIA G.; SEGATTO, MATEUS L.; ZANDONAI, DORAI P.; GROSSELI, GUILHERME M.; STAHL, AYLON; ZANOTTI, KARINE; ANDRADE, ROSIVANIA S.. Integrating Green and Sustainable Chemistry into Undergraduate Teaching Laboratories: Closing and Assessing the Loop on the Basis of a Citrus Biorefinery Approach for the Biocircular Economy in Brazil. Journal of Chemical Education, v. 96, n. 12, p. 17-pg., . (18/11409-0, 17/25015-1)
ZOWADA, CHRISTIAN; FRERICHS, NADJA; ZUIN, VANIA GOMES; EILKS, INGO. Developing a lesson plan on conventional and green pesticides in chemistry education - a project of participatory action research. Chemistry Education Research and Practice, v. 21, n. 1, p. 141-153, . (17/25015-1, 18/11409-0)

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