Solid—Liquid Extraction

Authored by: Sofia Chanioti , George Liadakis , Constantina Tzia

Food Engineering Handbook

Print publication date:  November  2014
Online publication date:  November  2014

Print ISBN: 9781482261660
eBook ISBN: 9781482261684
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Extraction is a process where certain substances of a solid or a liquid mixture are dissolved, washed, or leached by the aid of a liquid solvent. The receiving or extract phase consists of the solvent and key substances transferred by the solvent from the feed or raffinate phase. Compared with other separation processes, regeneration of the solvent and purification of the valuable substances are required (Aguilera 2003, Sancey 2002, Sattler and Feidt 1995).

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