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Student Research Projects

Supercritical CO2 Extraction of Antioxidants from Blueberries

Student Kristyn Anselmo
Faculty Mentor(s) Dr. Maury Howard
Department Chemistry
Course CHEM 480: Instrumental Analysis


The goal of the project is to optimize extraction of antioxidants from frozen blueberries using the Supercritical Fluid Extractor. I will be changing the varying the temperature, pressure, and flow rate to obtain an efficient extraction. I will also be using spikes in order to measure extraction efficiency. After the extracts are taken I will be performing a DPPH assay which will analyze the antioxidant content of the extract using the UV-Vis spectrophotometer.

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