Natural deep eutectic solvents for the recovery of high value chemicals from agri-food green waste

Green waste from agricultural production (e.g. potato haulms, tomato vines) are a rich source of bioactive secondary metabolites with exploitation potential. However, extracting them is difficult due to the complex structure of the plant matrix. In collaboration with the James Hutton Institute in Dundee (Prof Derek Stewart), the student will explore the suitability of two emerging extraction methods, deep eutectic solvents and supercritical fluid extraction for recovering high value chemicals from plant waste.

Supervisor name: 
Steve Euston
Supervisor and Deputy email addresses: 
S.R.Euston@hw.ac.uk