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Hexane Extraction

Postby Phil_096 » Tue Jan 27, 2009 6:03 am

I am doing a project for science fair concerning this and I have figured out all the steps so far except the oil extraction. I have ordered hexane from my school as I am aware that this is a cheap yet somewhat effective way of extraction. I was curious as to know if anyone is aware of the percentage of hexane I should put per volume of algae. Any help is appreciated
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Re: Hexane Extraction

Postby guru » Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:59 am

I found an article on hexane solvent extraction of oil from algae. Hope it ll be useful for you.. they have said 1:3 ratio of volume of algae/water mixture v.s. hexane
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Re: Hexane Extraction

Postby driaan » Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:38 pm

Halo if found an artical that also use pet ether for extraction and i got some promising results
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Re: Hexane Extraction

Postby cacofonix » Mon Feb 09, 2009 9:06 pm


I am not sure I follow you...you say 1:3 for algae/water mixture vs hexane...that sounds like a lot of hexane...

Is it possible for you to find out how much hexane I need to use per T of algae...that will be more meaningful
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