Polyphenol Production via Newly Designed System Capable Of Realizing Simultaneous Extraction-Distillation Operations In A Single Column

Yiğitarslan S., Erkaç G.

IOSR Journal of Applied Chemistry (IOSR-JAC), vol.14, no.1, pp.50-63, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


The production of polyphenols from horse chestnut shells was achieved by newly designed system containing three-column capable of realizing simultaneous extraction-distillation operations. The effects of batch and continuous operations, solvent and/or solvent combination usage on total polyphenol yield, type of polyphenol component present in the final product, and heat loss to the environment was investigated. The results showed that, high efficiency, capability of specific product design, continuous production advantages, the reduction of fresh solvent usage requirement, easier process control, reusability of pure solvent due to distillation are the possible advantages of this new design. And also, isolation of the system can minimize the main disadvantage namely heat loss by half. It was concluded that, since polyphenols in plants are frequently used in food, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries due to their antioxidant, antimicrobial and anticancer properties, the specific solvent and design must be used for production of specific polyphenol component-rich products.