Integrated optimization of the adsorption of theaflavins from black tea on macroporous resins

Miguel Monsanto*, Edwin Zondervan, O. Trifunovic, Peter M.M. Bongers

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In this work the adsorption and desorption parameters for the separation of theaflavins from tea are determined. The obtained data is used for a preliminary selection of the resin with the best adsorption capacity and desorption ratio. From the four tested resins the hydrophobic A-DVB resin has the best characteristics. In addition, the data was used to fit the adsorption isotherms at different temperatures to two theoretical models. The isotherms form the basis of a more extensive model that can be used to optimize the sorption separation yield. The selected resin will be used in a follow up study to determine the optimal operating conditions of the system, using design of experiments and analysis of variance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)725-729
Number of pages5
JournalComputer Aided Chemical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event11th International Symposium on Process Systems Engineering, PSE 2012 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 15 Jul 201219 Jul 2012
Conference number: 11


  • Adsorption
  • Food industry
  • Macroporous resin
  • Polyphenols
  • Tea


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