Evaluation of the diffusion coefficient of rapeseed oil during solvent extraction with hexane


Sasmaz D.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN OIL CHEMISTS SOCIETY, vol.73, no.5, pp.669-671, 1996 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 73 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/bf02518126
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN OIL CHEMISTS SOCIETY
  • Page Numbers: pp.669-671

Abstract

The diffusion coefficient of rapeseed oil was determined from data obtained during time-varied solvent extraction experiments. The experiments were carried out in a Gulbaran extractor-diffuser with hexane as the solvent. A relationship was found between the slope of the diffusion line and the shape and size of the rapeseed particles. This relation can be used to calculate the diffusion coefficient. A diffusion coefficient of 3.4 x 10(-8) cm(2)/s was determined from the experimental data.