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Ultraxtor - Low Resources High Yield Benchtop Agarwood Essential Oil Extractor

Mohd Haslizam, Abdullah and Mohd Hafizu, Zakaria and Muhamad Sollehudin, Ibrahim and Ahmad Damanhuri, Mohamad Yussof and S. A., Che Ghani (2016) Ultraxtor - Low Resources High Yield Benchtop Agarwood Essential Oil Extractor. In: Proceeding of International Competition and Exhibition on Computing Innovation 2016, 6-8 December 2016 , University Sports Complex, Universiti Malaysia Pahang. pp. 138-144.. ISBN 978-967-2054-04-7


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Endangered wild species of agarwood have been substituted with cultivated agarwood and are suitable to grow in Malaysian climate. More than 100 local agarwood farmers face challenge to extract the high value agarwood essential oil. The extraction facilities are normally using foreign technologies such Thais and Vietnamese which are not optimized to process local agarwood species. The extraction process with conventional hydrodistillation process requires continuous personnel monitoring and highly dependent on operator’s experience. The objective of this innovation is to introduce new benchtop automatic temperature controlled agarwood oil extraction plant for use by local farmers. This benchtop agarwood essential oil extractor named μltraxtor manipulates the temperature distribution in the system by optimizing the boiler heat source and condenser efficiency in a compact benchtop platform to control the rate of extracted agarwood oil in order to achieve high extraction yield and high essential oil quality. The high ratio of extracted oil to the dry wood enables local farmers to produce their own oil at their farms or premises economically.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Uncontrolled Keywords: benchtop hydrodistillation; agarwood; essential oil; temperature control; yield and quality
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Noorul Farina Arifin
Date Deposited: 05 May 2017 02:52
Last Modified: 05 May 2017 02:52
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