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Extraction of essential oil from orange peels

Ong, Hui Fong (2012) Extraction of essential oil from orange peels. Faculty of Chemical & Natural Resources Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Pahang.


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The microwave-assisted solvent extraction (MASE) technique is a promising technique which is highlighted by increased extraction yield, decreased time and solvent consumption; moreover the reproducibility is better. Isolation of citrus essential oils from orange peels was analyzed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). It was found that main constituents in orange oil which separated by using deionized water solvent is limonene. Further studies also revealed that yield of essential oils were mainly influenced by different extraction temperature, time and power. Limonene products are being used in a wide range of industrial, institutional, commercial, medical and residential cleaning applications. In this study, this product has been developed as a natural soap and air freshener.

Item Type: Undergraduates Project Papers
Uncontrolled Keywords: Extraction (Chemistry) Essences and essential oils
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Chemical & Natural Resources Engineering
Depositing User: Shamsor Masra Othman
Date Deposited: 16 May 2013 04:16
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2015 08:01
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