G D, Kiran Babu and Singh , Bikram (2009) Simulation of Eucalyptus cinerea oil distillation: A study on optimization of 1,8-cineole production. Biochemical Engineering Journal , 44. pp. 226-231.

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Cineolic essential oils are used in medicinal,perfumery and flavour preparations. 1,8-Cineole, being an ecofriendly compound,has the potential to replace the ozone depleting industrial solvents.Optimized process parameters for hydrodistillation and production of essential oil enriched with 1,8-cineole from Eucalyptus cinerea grown in the mid-hills of western Himalaya,were reported. The effect of drying of the foliage prior to distillation with respect to oil composition and content was studied, The first order kinetic and Langmuir adsorption models were enaluated to simulate hydrodistillation of E.cinera oil. The Languir model parameters that simulate the hydrodistillation process were determined.GCMS analysis revealed that the oil produced from fresh foilage contained higher 1,8-cineole content(84.4%) than the dried foliage(77.6%).The other major constituents were limonene and -terpineol.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Production Kinetics Hydrodistillation Modelling Optimization 1,8-Cineole Separation
Subjects: Plant sciences
Natural Product Chemistry
Depositing User: Dr. Aparna Maitra Pati
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2012 06:28
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2012 06:28
URI: http://ihbt.csircentral.net/id/eprint/900

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