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Plants as resources for organic molecules: Facing the green and sustainable future today

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Author(s):
Zuin, Vania G. [1, 2] ; Segatto, Mateus L. [1] ; Ramin, Luize Z. [1]
Total Authors: 3
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Dept Chem, Rod Washington Luis, Km 235, BR-13565905 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ York, Green Chem Ctr Excellence, York YO10 5DD, N Yorkshire - England
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Review article
Source: CURRENT OPINION IN GREEN AND SUSTAINABLE CHEMISTRY; v. 9, n. SI, p. 1-7, FEB 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 3
Abstract

Over the last century, the conventional and linear production system has significantly influenced the socio-environment globally. The transition to a more circular production system, aiming at maintaining the value of products and resources for as long as possible, is an opportunity to create innovative processes that are regenerative by intention. This means replacing the end-of-life concept with restoration, renewable energy use and by-or co-products as well as eliminating toxic chemicals by developing and using redesigned materials, procedures and business models. In this context, the main objective of this paper is to present a critical overview related to the most recent green and sustainable extraction or separation approaches to remove organic molecules from plant-derived resources, specifically agro-industrial and forestry waste using circular processing systems in operation in the last four years. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/12052-5 - Use of green Starbon® technologies in separation science: analysis of organic substances derived from Brazilian agroindustrial residues
Grantee:Vânia Gomes Zuin
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research
FAPESP's process: 14/50827-1 - From orange waste to chemicals: contributions of an integrated biorefinary approach towards sustainable development in Brazil
Grantee:João Batista Fernandes
Support type: Regular Research Grants