Extraction techniques and industrial applications of Jatropha curcas

Ahmad, Kabiru Abdullahi and Abdullah, Mohd Ezree and Abdul Hassan, Norhidayah and Ambak, Kamarudin and Musbah, Allam and Usman, Nura and Abu Bakar, Siti Khadijah (2016) Extraction techniques and industrial applications of Jatropha curcas. Jurnal Teknologi (Sciences & Engineering), 78 (7–3). pp. 53-60. ISSN 21803722

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Abstract

The fact that Jatropha curcas oil cannot be used for nutritional purposes without detoxification makes its useful as energy or fuel source, which will improve the domestic economy and provide job opportunities particularly in rural areas, where mechanical pressing is currently the most extensively used process to extract oil from seed. In this context, the main goal of this study is to provide a summary of several studies dealing with the currently employed oil extraction technologies, the physicochemical properties of biooils obtained from J. curcas, and the potential uses of Jatropha oil. The aim is to shed light on the main differences among the four types of oil extraction techniques currently employed and to highlight their most appropriate applications. If tapped efficaciously, then these techniques could prove to be extremely helpful in these days of power and environmental crises.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Jatropha curcas; extraction technique; industrial applications; potential uses
Subjects:T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ807-830 Renewable energy sources
Divisions:Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Infrastructure and Geomatic Engineering
ID Code:8849
Deposited By:Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Deposited On:13 Aug 2018 11:24
Last Modified:13 Aug 2018 11:24

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