PEF for Pharmaceuticals Production

Product Examples: Patchouli oil, patchouli leaves, twigs, roots, stems, bulbs.

Aim of PEF Treatment: Cell disintegration, rupture of cell walls in leaves, stress response, enhanced extraction and refining efficiency.

Patchouli Oil

Patchouli oil, a key ingredient in the pharmaceutical industry, is used for its antiseptic properties. This essential oil is extracted from patchouli leaves. Essential oils are secondary metabolites stored in the glandular cells of leaves, twigs, and stems of plants. In the patchouli plant, these oils are accumulated in specialized cells known as glandular trichomes (GT), with cellulose being the primary component of the cell wall. Pulsemaster’s process facilitates selective oil extraction by rupturing these cell walls, thereby enhancing the release of patchouli oil. Refer to: Product & Process Improvement.
Also see: Product & Process Improvement.

Benefits of PEF

  • Increased yield in oil extraction.
  • Selective extraction of desired components.
  • Higher efficiency in the distillation process.

More Information

Pulsemaster has developed industrial-scale equipment, named Conditioner, with treatment capacities up to 50,000 kilograms per hour (110,000 pounds per hour) for cell disintegration.

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