Biorefinery of olive leaves to produce dry oleuropein aglycone:use of homemade ceramic capillary biocatalytic membranes in a multiphase system


Oleuropein aglycone is an important antioxidant compound produced during oleuropein hydrolysis, not yet commercially available. Its production from renewable material by green processes is a challenge because it permits waste re-use and low environmental impact. In this work, homemade asymmetric capillary ceramic membranes were used to develop biocatalytic membranes, which were further used to produce oleuropein aglycone from olive leaves and/or commercial oleuropein. Results indicated that the biocatalytic system (containing covalently immobilized β-glucosidase) promotes the hydrolysis of oleuropein in both monophase and multiphase processes. Furthermore, the multiphase biocatalytic system enables the extraction of the hydrophobic oleuropein aglycone in an organic phase, before its rearrangement in water. This was achieved by the production, of an unstable water-in-oil emulsion (permeate side), on the basis of membrane emulsification process. The intensified biocatalytic/extractor system allowed taking shelter the hydrophobic compound in the organic phase with good efficiency (90%), protecting it from rearrangement.

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Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Aston Institute of Materials Research (AIMR)
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Energy and Bioproducts Research Institute (EBRI)
Additional Information: © 2018, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International The authors acknowledge for the financial support the project PON01_01545, Oliopiù, within the framework PON Ricerca e Competitività 2007-2013.
Publication ISSN: 1873-4405
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Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2018 07:30
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Published Date: 2018-08-10
Published Online Date: 2018-04-07
Accepted Date: 2018-03-29
Authors: Ranieri, Giuseppe
Mazzei, Rosalinda
Poerio, Teresa
Bazzarelli, Fabio
Wu, Zhentao (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-4934-8046)
Li, Kang
Giorno, Lidietta

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