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