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of Chemical Engineering EXTRACTION OF CITRONELLA ( Cymbopogon nardus ) ESSENTIAL OIL USING SUPERCRITICAL CO 2 : EXPERIMENTAL DATA AND MATHEMATICAL MODELING

@inproceedings{Silva2011ofCE,
  title={of Chemical Engineering EXTRACTION OF CITRONELLA ( Cymbopogon nardus ) ESSENTIAL OIL USING SUPERCRITICAL CO 2 : EXPERIMENTAL DATA AND MATHEMATICAL MODELING},
  author={C. F. Silva and F. C. Moura and M. Mendes and F. Pessoa},
  year={2011}
}
Citronella essential oil has more than eighty components, of which the most important ones are citronellal, geranial and limonene. They are present at high concentrations in the oil and are responsible for the repellent properties of the oil. The oil was extracted using supercritical carbon dioxide due to the high selectivity of the solvent. The operational conditions studied varied from 313.15 to 353.15 K for the temperature and the applied pressures were 6.2, 10.0, 15.0 and 180.0 MPa. Better… Expand
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