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Extraction of Moringa Oliefera seed oil using Solid state fermentation and Enzyme-Assisted three phase partitioning

Abatan, Olubunmi G. (2013) Extraction of Moringa Oliefera seed oil using Solid state fermentation and Enzyme-Assisted three phase partitioning. PhD thesis, Covenant University, Ota.

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Abstract

The increased awareness of the nutritional value of moringa seed oil has engendered the need for increase in the yield of moringa seed oil. This study was carried out using different seed conditions (whole dehulled, crushed dehulled and undehulled), solid state fermentation using Pectinase, alpha-amylase and Aspergillus niger. The extraction of oil from the fermented was done using three phase partitioning at different temperatures of 28⁰C,40⁰C and 60⁰C. The crushed seed had the maximum yield of 3.5% on the seventh day using Aspergillus niger. For the undehulled seeds and had it highest yield on 3.35% was on the fifteenth day using alpha-amylase. Pectinase had no effect on the partial yield of whole seeds, little effect on crushed seeds with partial yield value of 0.4% and it had a significant partial yield value of 1.4% on undehulled seeds on the 15th day.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2015 21:39
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2015 21:39
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/3365

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