International Journal of Food Processing Technology  (Volume 2 Issue 1)
 Pulsed Electrical Technologies Assisted Polyphenols Extraction from Agricultural Plants and Bioresources: A Review  International Journal of Food Processing Technology
Pages 1-10

Nadia Boussetta, Nabil Grimi and Eugène Vorobiev

Published: 15 January 2015
 The application of pulsed electrical technologies such as high voltage electrical discharges (HVED) and pulsed electric fields (PEF) have been currently proposed for promoting biocompounds extraction. Even if their principles of action are different, both of these techniques have shown to be efficient for the enhancement of polyphenols extraction from different raw materials as compared to control extraction. Depending on the product, the energy consumption, the cell disruption, the polyphenols composition, the extraction and purification steps are different when applying PEF or HVED. This paper thus reviews the current status of research on the application of HVED and PEF for extraction and purification of polyphenols from plants.
Polyphenols, Extraction, Selectivity, Purification, Pulsed electric field, High voltage electrical discharges.