Microwave-assisted liquid biphasic system

Guo Yong Yew, Kai Xin Kow, Kit Wayne Chew, Pau Loke Show

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Microwave-assisted liquid biphasic systems are a combination mechanical and chemical technology, with microwaves as a mechanical mechanism assisting in the extraction process of a liquid biphasic system. The incorporation of a microwave mechanism into the liquid biphasic system enables further optimization of the separation process. The integration of microwave technology and a liquid biphasic system offers various advantages, which include rapid heating, less solvent disposal, high energy efficiency, controlled pollution, and higher extraction yield. The interaction between the microwave field and the liquid biphasic system produces greater thermal and nonthermal effects due to the high dielectric properties. As a result, the plant cell wall is ruptured indisputably by the microwave mechanism and the demixing effect is accelerated. Research also reveals that microwave-assisted liquid biphasic systems are most commonly applied in the extraction of active ingredients for pharmacological uses.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publicationLiquid Biphasic System
Subtitle of host publicationFundamentals and Applications in Bioseparation Technology
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9780128199862
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2020


  • Cell disruption
  • Electromagnetic
  • Extraction
  • Heating
  • Liquid biphasic system
  • Microwave


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