Reactive extraction of Jatropha curcas L. seed for production of biodiesel: process optimization study.

@article{Shuit2010ReactiveEO,
  title={Reactive extraction of Jatropha curcas L. seed for production of biodiesel: process optimization study.},
  author={Siew Hoong Shuit and Keat Teong Lee and Azlina Harun @ Kamaruddin and Suzana Yusup},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  year={2010},
  volume={44 11},
  pages={4361-7}
}
Biodiesel from Jatropha curcas L. seed is conventionally produced via a two-step method: extraction of oil and subsequent esterification/transesterification to fatty acid methyl esters (FAME), commonly known as biodiesel. Contrarily, in this study, a single step in situ extraction, esterification and transesterification (collectively known as reactive extraction) of J. curcas L. seed to biodiesel, was investigated and optimized. Design of experiments (DOE) was used to study the effect of… CONTINUE READING