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PHARMASPIRE - Volume 14,Issue 2, 2022 , April-June

Pages: 59-64

Date of Publication: 23-Sep-2022

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Microwave-assisted processes and their applications

Author: Abhishek Verma1, Galal Mohsen Hussein Alsayadi1, Yash Choudhary, Pallavi Sandal, Balak Das Kurmi

Category: Quality Assurance


Microwave-assisted extraction (MAE) has become a popular way to get rid of toxins in the environment and then study them later. They have benefits like short extraction times, low costs, and the ability to be automated or linked to other analytical processes in real-time. MAE systems have recently added new features or made technological improvements to improve extraction efficiency and make sure that they are used in a greener way. When microwaves are used, there is a lot of heating at the atomic level. As a result, the thing that is being heated gets very hot. When microwaves are used, electromagnetic energy is turned into heat inside the material, which warms it up. The heat moves outward from the center of the material. Changes can be made to both the physical treatment and the way to extract. This can give you bigger yields and a different way to extract the good stuff than if you just macerate. Process optimization often focuses on the overall yield of the whole process. It can be used to add components you want to an extract or to keep out compounds you don’t want, like contaminants. It can also be used to figure out what the best-operating conditions are. The main focus of the current review is on international advancements in microwave processing and how they can be used in industry.

Keywords: Environmental application, Extraction efficiency, Factor affecting microwave, Microwave, Optimum operating condition

DOI: 10.56933/Pharmaspire.2022.14207



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