Water an Eco-Friendly Crossroad in Green Extraction: An Overview
Dasha Mihaylova1, Anna Lante2, *
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2019
First Page: 155
Last Page: 162
Publisher ID: TOBIOTJ-13-155
Article History:Received Date: 30/07/2019
Revision Received Date: 26/09/2019
Acceptance Date: 13/10/2019
Electronic publication date: 11/12/2019
Collection year: 2019
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In this review, the function of water and the increasing role of water as a green solvent and co-extractant based on its application in ancient times and the need of environmental thinking have been discussed. A brief summary of various extraction methods for natural products, the application of conventional and innovative processes, based on water and future insights and perspectives considering water as an eco-friendly crossroad in green extraction have been reported. Taking into account also the issue of wastewater, this paper calls for-more effective use of water as a finite resource.