Ohmic-assisted hydrodistillation (OAHD) is an advanced hydrodistillation (HD) technique utilizing ohmic heating process and could be considered as a novel method for the extraction of essential oils. Long extraction time is one of the major problems with traditional methods. OAHD of essential oils from the aerial parts of peppermint was studied and the results were compared with those of the conventional HD. The results showed that OAHD method had the extraction time of 19.71 min, while this value was about 55.88 min for HD. Scanning electron micrographs of mint leaves showed a sudden eruption of essential oil glands for OAHD samples. GCMS analysis did not indicate any noticeable changes in the compounds of the essential oils obtained by OAHD in comparison with HD. The results introduced OAHD as a green technology.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Iranian Food Science and Technology Research Journal|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 2015|
Gavahian, M., Farhoosh, R., Farahnaky, A., Javidnia, K., & Shahidi, F. (2015). Ohmic-assisted hydrodistillation of essential oils from Mentha piperita: A comparison with conventional hydrodistillation. Iranian Food Science and Technology Research Journal, 11(3), 236-246.