Stevia glycosides are kinds of sweeteners which are 30-320 times sweeter than sucrose. They are normally used as natural sugar substitutes for diabetic patients. This process is aimed to extract the components of stevia glycosides like Rebaudiana A from the raw materials. Solvent extraction will be used as the main approach and the extracts will be analyzed by chromatographic methods.
The candidates are responsable for both extraction process and products characterization. The candidate should be hard working and is able to work independently.
The project provides opportunities on the hands-on experience in conducting experiments, particularly the extraction process and analysis of aqueous products. Bi-weekly meeting will be conducted during the whole project period for the assessment of the students.