Eco-extraction deals with the implementation and the optimization of extraction and/or pre-treatment
processes to recover high added value molecules from agro-resources or industrial co-products. A focus is given on
the use of supercritical carbon dioxide for extraction and separation.
Process intensification explores the coupling of processes to improve performances and reduce the consumption of energy and flux (water/solvent).
These two research topics build upon two platforms:
- Extraction & Purification platform equipped with a supercritical CO2 extraction pilot (100 mL to 1 L), an accelerated solvent system (DIONEX 350) and a membrane contactor for liquid-liquid extraction (both at laboratory and pilot scale)
- Filtration platform equipped with a lab scale METcell cross-flow system suited for ultra (UF), micro (MF), nanofiltration (NF) and reverse osmosis (RO) separations, and a SIVALAB cross-flow pilot.