A process synthesis approach for isolation of isoflavones from okara

Lena Jankowiak, David Méndez Sevillano, Remko M. Boom, Marcel Ottens, Edwin Zondervan, Atze Jan Van Der Goot*

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Abstract

Owing to the complexity of food matrices, process synthesis methodologies have not been as widely applied in the food industry as in the chemical industry. Here, we describe the application of a process synthesis methodology to design a system to separate valuable components from a byproduct of the soymilk production. The method yielded a number of potential processing pathways and relevant mechanistic questions, which required experimental input. The combination of considering the overall system on the level of general transformations, heuristics, and additional insights through experiments resulted in a simplified conceptual process design for the separation of isoflavones from okara with a globally more sustainable choice. The holistic approach within process design as an implication of the methodology is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)691-699
Number of pages9
JournalIndustrial and engineering chemistry research
Volume54
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes

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