Channeled monoliths for the isolation of functional food ingredients

Rodriguez Illera, M.; Janssen, A.E.M.; Boom, R.M.


Channelled monoliths have been used in different applications to solve the bottlenecks of packed beds used in adsorptive separations. However in the food industry there is a lack of investigations using these types of adsorbents which is a pity, since this type of adsorbent seems to have all the characteristics to be a robust and convenient adsorbent. To prove this, we compared experimentally and theoretically the adsorptive performance, permeability, as well as the susceptibility to plugging of channelled monoliths and packed beds.