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Type: Artigo
Title: Techno-economic Evaluation Of Obtaining Brazilian Ginseng Extracts In Potential Production Scenarios
Author: Vardanega
Renata; Carvalho
Pedro I. N.; Albarelli
Juliana Q.; Santos
Diego T.; Meireles
Angela A.
Abstract: Brazilian ginseng extracts are considered as functional ingredients to promote health benefits due to its bioactive properties. The present study aims at studying a two-step intensified extraction process that operates at ambient pressure in order to recover Brazilian ginseng roots bioactive compounds. The intensified process consists in a sequential extraction system using ethanol followed by water, envisioning the improvement of the overall extraction yield of the process to make it feasible. A technical-economic analysis of the proposed process was assessed through the use of computational simulation tools. The intensified process was compared to a simple extraction process using only ethanol or water as extracting solvents. The results showed that the lowest payback time for the investment is achieved not by minimizing process cost but at maximizing beta-ecdysone production. Economic performance indicators of income statement and profitability ratios showed that, even with higher investment cost, the intensified process presented higher economic attractiveness than the single step extraction processes using ethanol or water. (C) 2016 Institution of Chemical Engineers. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Subject: Process Intensification
Financial Ratios
Pfaffia Glomerata
Economic Evaluation
Swot Analysis
Editor: Inst Chemical Engineers
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.fbp.2016.10.010
Date Issue: 2017
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