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Synthesis and Characterization of Castor oil and Deoiled cake as Fertilizer
Published in Research India Publications
Volume: 10.0
Issue: 2.0
Pages: 95.0 - 103.0
This paper carried out the experimental study, through the extraction andcharacterization of crude castor oil and the analysis of castor cake (i.e. residueleft after the extraction process), which can be used as fertilizer .RicinusCommunis (castor), a multipurpose shrub with a variety of applications andenormous economic potentials for its seed oil, which can be used for industrialand medicinal purposes. Via transesterification, this oil can also be convertedto biodiesel, which has many industrial purposes. This wide range ofapplicability makes castor oil widely popular. The oil was obtained by usingSoxhlet extraction method and hexane as a solvent for extraction via a stagewise equipment process. The analysis of the crude oils and de-oiled castorcake was done according to the ASTM standards. All the results weretabulated and discussed. Good agreements were obtained which mean thatcastor oil is a very useful for industrial applications.
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JournalInternational Journal of Chemical Engineering Research.
PublisherResearch India Publications
Open AccessNo