1st Edition

Drying of Aromatic Plant Material for Natural Perfumes

    114 Pages 15 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Drying of Aromatic Plant Material for Natural Perfumes provides readers with a deep understanding of the fascinating world of aromatic plants, drying, extraction and perfumery. It covers the significance and global demand of essential oils, a glimpse of plant histology, secretion and storage of secondary metabolites in plant tissues, drying technologies and selection for dehydration of herbage, extraction, chemical compositions and applications. The book is organized into four sections: plant cell structures and their role during dehydration, aromatic plants and their essential oil contents, composition and contribution towards perfumery, and dehydration and extraction technologies. The book does the following:

    • Summarizes commercially important aromatic plant materials and extracted essential oil around the world and their socio-commercial impact
    • Includes structures of plant tissues, inherent mass transfer pathways, along with the presence and role of water, the understanding of which can aid dehydration and extraction
    • Describes methods for selecting drying parameters and relates drying mechanisms with microstructure
    • Discusses drying technologies for heat-sensitive materials and extraction technologies for selective component extractions
    • Covers preprocessing, extraction and standardization of essential oils for blending for different applications

    This book serves as a handy tool for R&D, industrial, and academic researchers working in perfumery, fragrance, and food science, as well as chemical and agricultural engineering.

    1. Aromatic Plants – Significance and Impacts. 2. Cellular Structures of Aromatic Plant Materials. 3. Need for Systematic/Controlled Dehydration of Aromatic Plants. 4. Drying Technology and Selection of Dryers. 5. Dehydration at Cellular Structures of Aromatic Plants. 6. Fundamental Principles and Technologies for Extraction. 7. Chemical Composition of Essential Oils. 8. Future Research Opportunities.


    Viplav Hari Pise is Prof M. M. Sharma Research Fellow from the Department of Chemical Engineering, Institute of Chemical Technology Mumbai, India, where he also pursued his PhD. He has more than 6 years of industrial experience as Research & Process Engineer at Larsen & Toubro Hydrocarbon Engineering Limited. With experience in project execution and management he pursues research in value addition to natural products through extraction and isolation of phytochemicals. His broad areas of research are identification of indigenous aromatic and medicinal plants, developing extraction protocols, scale-up for obtaining isolates for market acceptance and commercialization of the project.

    Ramakant Harlalka is the Founder Director of Nishant Aromas and has more than 35 years of experience working with essential oils and their applications, as well as extensive experience with large-scale aromatic plantation, extraction, blending and formulation and marketing. He is the founder of multiple business ventures and is a prestigious member of various research councils and industry associations.

    Bhaskar Narayan Thorat is the Founder Director of ICT - IOC, Bhubaneswar, and Professor of Chemical Engineering, Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, India. He has over 30 years of experience in developing grassroots and sustainable technologies for the welfare of society. He has vast experience in research and development in drying, crystallization and filtration and has conducted research on dehydration of agri-produce and marine resources through multiple modes of drying and developed patented technologies suitable for field applications. He initiated the World Forum for Crystallization, Filtration and Drying (WFCFD) in 2006.