DOI: 10.17265/2159-5828/2012.06.006
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Eriola Betiku, Tunde F. Adepoju, Akinbiyi K. Omole, Seyi E. Aluko

Abstract: In this work, solvent extraction of oil from Sesamum indicum (beniseed) was investigated. This process was optimized by applying Box-Behnken design and response surface methodology (RSM). A quadratic model was obtained to predict the oil yield as a function of time, solvent volume and sample weight. Based on the RSM, the optimal condition for the oil extraction was found to be sample weight, 30.05 g; time, 58 min; and solvent volume, 296 mL. The optimized condition was validated with the actual oil yield of 87…

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