The Application of Green Solvents in Separation Processes features a logical progression of a wide range of topics and methods, beginning with an overview of green solvents, covering everything from water and organic solvents, to ionic liquids, switchable solvents, eutectic mixtures, supercritical fluids, gas-expanded solvents, and more.
In addition, the book outlines green extraction techniques, such as green membrane extraction, ultrasound-assisted extraction, and surfactant-mediated extraction techniques. Green sampling and sample preparation techniques are then explored, followed by green analytical separations, including green gas and liquid capillary chromatography, counter current chromatography, supercritical fluid chromatography, capillary electrophoresis, and other electrical separations.
Applications of green chemistry techniques that are relevant for a broad range of scientific and technological areas are covered, including the benefits and challenges associated with their application.
- Provides insights into recent advances in greener extraction and separation processes
- Gives an understanding of alternatives to harmful solvents commonly used in extraction and separation processes, as well as advanced techniques for such processes
- Written by a multidisciplinary group of internationally recognized scientists
Section I: Introduction 1. Initial Considerations
Section II: Green Solvents 2. Water as the First Choice Green Solvent 3. A Systematic Approach to Green Solvent Selection, Design, and Verification 4. Bio-Based Molecular Solvents 5. Supramolecular Solvents for Green Chemistry 6. Ionic Liquids, Switchable Solvents, and Eutectic Mixtures 7. Supercritical Fluids and Gas-Expanded Liquids
Section III: Green Extraction Techniques 8. Green-Membrane Extraction 9. Microwaves for Greener Extraction 10. Ultrasound-Assisted Extraction 11. Environmentally Benign Supercritical Fluid Extraction 12. Surfactant-Mediated Extraction Techniques
Section IV: Green Sampling and Sample Preparation Techniques 13. Green Sample Collection 14. Microextraction and Solventless Techniques
Section V: Green Analytical Separations 15. Green Gas and Liquid Capillary Chromatography 16. Supercritical Fluid Chromatography 17. Capillary Electrophoresis as a Green Alternative Separation Technique
Dr Pena-Pereira is an active member of the Green Chemistry community with over 45 publications to date
Dr Tobiszewski as an analytical chemist has developed new methodologies for both identifying and managing chemical pollutants in the environment. He has over 20 publications to date.