Sinapic acid is a potential valuable compound to be recovered from rapeseed meal extracts as it processes antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. However, the concentration of this compound might be low and the presence of other low value compounds could complicate its downstream processing. Adsorption is an alternative technique that might allow selective recovery of this compound. This work was focused on establishing the foundation of an industrial process design to recover sinapic acid by adsorption. The obtained results from multicomponent experiments indicate that, resin AmberliteTM FPX66 is the best performing one showing a maximum adsorption capacity of 102.6 + 11.7 mg/gresin, easy sinapic acid recovery by desorbing it with 70% ethanol and high selectivity to sinapic acid over glucose, phytic acid and glucosinolates. The obtained equilibrium information was applied as input in a dynamic column model and compared with experimental results, showing a good agreement (r2 = 0.98). The model can be further applied for a large-scale chromatography process design to recover sinapic acid from rapeseed/canola meal extracts.
- Food valorization
- Hydrophobic interaction