Optimization of Sesame Oil Extraction Process Conditions

Elkhaleefa, Abubakr and Shigidi, Ihab (2015) Optimization of Sesame Oil Extraction Process Conditions. Advances in Chemical Engineering and Science, 05 (03). pp. 305-310. ISSN 2160-0392

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In this study, the optimum operating conditions for sesame oil extraction were studied. N-hexane was used as a solvent. Different variables were investigated; sesame seeds particle sizes, ratio of solvent to seeds mass, contact time, stirring effect, roasting impact and extraction temperatures.Results obtained showed that higher rates of extraction were obtained when roasting sesame seed to 150˚C. The ratio of solvent to seeds found to be 6:1 gave higher extraction. Moreover, stirring speed was tested and had been optimized to 600 rpm. Finally, the extraction under heating was studied and results showed that increasing operating temperature to more than 40˚C did not increase extraction efficiency.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Chemical Engineering
Divisions: College Of Engineering > Chemical Engineering
Depositing User: Lecturer ABUBAKR Mustafa Elkhaleefa Abdo
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2016 17:47
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2016 17:47
URI: http://eprints.kku.edu.sa/id/eprint/293

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