Optimization of Sesame Oil Extraction Process Conditions

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Abstract

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 15. 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 did not increase extraction efficiency.

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Elkhaleefa, A. and Shigidi, I. (2015) Optimization of Sesame Oil Extraction Process Conditions. Advances in Chemical Engineering and Science, 5, 305-310. doi: 10.4236/aces.2015.53031.

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