chapter  4
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Microwave-Assisted Processes in Food Analysis

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Microwave-assisted extraction (MAE) is a relatively new tool. Dating back to the mid-1980s, it was the first application within the microwave-assisted processes (MAP*), a family of technologies pioneered and patented by Canada’s Department of Environment [1-11]. They were developed in response to growing demand for accrued environmental sustainability through enhanced cost and performance efficiency from a chemical and energy standpoints.