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Title: Optimization of parameters for supercritical extraction of watermelon seed oil
Authors: Rai A.
Mohanty, Bikash
Bhargava R.
Published in: Separation Science and Technology (Philadelphia)
Abstract: The present work shows that watermelon seeds have great potential to producing high linoleic and oleic acid content vegetable oil, which have beneficial effects on human health. In concern with developing new green processes for high-quality yield, the extraction is carried out with supercritical CO2 and compared with conventional extraction technique. Extraction has been conducted within the temperature and pressure range of 60–100ºC and 200–400 bar, respectively. To describe the kinetics, the extended Lack model has been selected and effectively applied to the description of extraction curves. The fitting parameter Z, W, and xk have been optimized by Box optimization technique. © 2017 Taylor & Francis.
Citation: Separation Science and Technology (Philadelphia), 53(4): 671-682
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Taylor and Francis Inc.
Keywords: mass transfer
supercritical fluid extraction
ISSN: 1496395
Author Scopus IDs: 56025473600
Author Affiliations: Rai, A., Department of Chemical Engineering, SLIET Longowal, Sangrur, India
Mohanty, B., Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Roorkee, Roorkee, India
Bhargava, R., Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Roorkee, Roorkee, India
Corresponding Author: Rai, A.; Department of Chemical Engineering, India; email:
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