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Fractionation, in the most general sense, could mean any process whereby a mixture is separated into different components or fractions. Examples of fractionation processes include dephlegmation, fractional distillation, fractional freezing, fractional melting, isotope fractionation, and other separation techniques. Of the many and varied separation processes available, fractionation plays a major part, and capital investment in fractionation equipment and processes may form a significant fraction of industrial processing investment. Fractionation as a separation technique is extensively used in widely diverse areas such as the application of geochemical fractionation of metals in sediments of water reservoirs, fractionation of polysaccharides from selected mushroom species, and fractional distillation of bio-oil produced by pyrolysis of certain palm seeds.

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FractionationEdited by Hassan Al- Haj Ibrahim

Published: February 6th 2019

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.72270

ISBN: 978-1-78984-965-3

Print ISBN: 978-1-78984-964-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83962-006-5

Copyright year: 2019

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1. Introductory Chapter: Fractionation

By Hassan Al-Haj Ibrahim


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2. Application of the Geochemical Fractionation of Metals in Sediments for Environmental Analysis of a Water Reservoir. Case Riogrande Ii (Antioquia - Colombia)

By Juan Pablo Salazar Giraldo


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3. Extraction and Fractionation of Polysaccharides from a Selected Mushroom Species, Ganoderma lucidum: A Critical Review

By Yew-Keong Choong, Kavithambigai Ellan, Xiang-Dong Chen and Shaiful Azuar Mohamad


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4. Fractional Distillation of Bio-Oil Produced by Pyrolysis of Açaí (Euterpe oleracea) Seeds

By Douglas Alberto Rocha de Castro, Haroldo Jorge da Silva Ribeiro, Caio Campos Ferreira, Márcio de Andrade Cordeiro, Lauro Henrique Hamoy Guerreiro, Anderson M. Pereira, W. G. dos Santos, Marcelo Costa Santos, Fernanda B. de Carvalho, Jose Otavio Carrera Silva Junior, R. Lopes e Oliveira, Sergio Duvoisin, Luiz Eduardo Pizarro Borges and Nélio Teixeira Machado


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