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Title: Design of pilot plant for the production of essential oil from Eucalyptus leaves
Authors: Okonkwo, E M
Odigure, J O
Ugwu, J O
Mu’azu, K
Williams, I S
Nwobi, B E
Okorie, F K
Oriah, V N
Keywords: Essential oils
Eucalyptus leaves
Pilot plant
Issue Date: Nov-2006
Publisher: CSIR
IPC CodeC11B1/04
Abstract: Study presents design, construction and test run of a pilot plant for the production of essential oils (0.864 l/h) from Eucalyptus leaves. Analysis shows that the rate at which steam passes through the leaf bed may deviate from linear relationship to curve depending on the loading capacity. An oil/leave production rate of 3.0x10-2ml/g was obtained. In designing pilot plant, tank still has a dimension of 0.45 m diam and length of 1.65 m. Packed bed height was 0.565 m with an expected pressure head loss of 0.013 m. Overall heat transfer coefficient was calculated as 176.12W/m2 °C. The condenser has a heat load of 4970 kJ/s requiring a cooling water flow rate of 0.047 kg/sec.
Page(s): 912-915
ISSN: 0975-1084 (Online); 0022-4456 (Print)
Source:JSIR Vol.65(11) [November 2006]

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