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Mathematical Modeling Of The Solvent Extraction Of Palm Kernel Oil From Palm Kernel, Omeiza James Momoh James Momoh, David O. Obada Mar 2022

Mathematical Modeling Of The Solvent Extraction Of Palm Kernel Oil From Palm Kernel, Omeiza James Momoh James Momoh, David O. Obada

Palestine Technical University Research Journal

The model for the solvent extraction of palm kernel oil from palm kernel was generated for the process at varying particle sizes of palm kernel, temperature of extraction, duration of extraction and mass of palm kernel respectively using Least Square Linear Equation. Petroleum ether was used as solvent to carry out the extraction in a soxhlet apparatus. The percentage oil yield was determined for every extraction carried out. The experimental results obtained showed that percentage oil yield decreases with increase in particle size and mass, but increases with increase in the temperature and duration of extraction. The characterization of the …