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Evaluation of Sesame Seed Oil as a Potential Feedstock for Biodiesel Production

Authors: Anene UJ, Obahiagbon KO, Amenaghawon NA

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The continued use of conventional petroleum-based fuels has diverse environmental and energy security consequences which has motivated the need to as search for sustainable and environmentally friendly alternatives. This study thus investigated the potential of producing environmentally benign biodiesel from Sesamum indicum (sesame seed) oil. The oil was obtained from the seed via a batch-mode solvent extraction using n-hexane. The results obtained showed that an oil yield of 50% was obtained after extraction. The oil had a low kinematic viscosity (5.92 mm2/s), acid value (3.93 mgKOH/g), iodine value (106.40 mgI2/g) and peroxide values (2.8 meqO2/g), making it a suitable feedstock for biodiesel production.

Affiliations: Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Benin, Nigeria.
Keywords: Extraction, Sesame Seed, Biodiesel, Acid Value, Yield
Published date: 2022/12/30

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ISSN: 2635-3342 (Print)

ISSN: 2635-3350 (Online)

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