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Oilgae - Glossary


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Hexane solvent oil extraction - Definition, Glossary, Details - Oilgae

Solvent Extraction is a process which involves extracting oil from oil-bearing materials by treating it with a low boiler solvent as opposed to extracting the oils by mechanical pressing methods (such as expellers, hydraulic presses, etc.) The solvent extraction method recovers almost all the oils and leaves behind only 0.5% to 0.7% residual oil in the raw material. In the case of mechanical pressing the residual oil left in the oil cake may be anywhere from 6% to 14%. The solvent extraction method can be applied directly to any low oil content raw materials. It can also be used to extract pre-pressed oil cakes obtained from high oil content materials. Because of the high percentage of recovered oil, solvent extraction has become the most popular method of extraction of oils and fats. In a nutshell, the extraction process consists of treating the raw material with hexane and recovering the oil by distillation of the resulting solution of oil in hexane called miscella. Evaporation and condensation from the distillation of miscella recovers the hexane absorbed in the material. The hexane thus recovered is reused for extraction. The low boiling point of hexane (67°C / 152°F) and the high solubility of oils and fats in it are the properties exploited in the solvent extraction process. Link

Other Terms

Calcareous Straight Vegetable Oil Green algae
GreenFuel Technologies Growing algae in the dark Heterotrophic Growth
Hexane Extraction Hydrogen from algae Hydrogenase
Jet Propellant-8 (JP-8) Lipids Marine Microalgae
Microalgae Microphytes Thermal depolymerization (TDP
NREL Nutrient for Algae Growth Ocean Iron Fertilization
Ochrophytes Algae Farm Algae from Sewage Ponds
Algae Oil Extraction Algae Paste Algae Use in Pharmaceuticals
Fatty acid methyl ester (FAME) Oil content Oil Yield
Oilgae Omega-3 Fatty Acids Omega-6 Fatty Acids
Osmotic Shock Oxidation Ponds Photobioreactor
Algal Biomass Photosynthesis Phycology
Phytoplankton Plankton Planktonic Algae
Pond Scum Powerplant Emissions Red Algae
Saltwater Ponds Seaweed Second generation biofuels
SERI Microalgae Culture Collection Spirulina Single-Celled Algae
Sonochemistry Supercritical Fluid Extraction Switchgrass
Transesterification Treated Sewage Ultrasonic-assisted Extraction
Fuel cell Wastewater Treatment Genetically Modified Algae
Heating Value Hectare Hydrogen Fuel
Non-potable Water Algaculture NOx Emissions
Phaeodactylum tricornutum Small Scale Photobioreactors Smokestack Emissions
Sunlight Capturing Efficiency AlgaeBase Synthetic Petroleum
Vertical Bubble Columns Algaecide Monodus subterraneus
Outdoor Mass Algae Culture Systems Photoautotrophic Growth Planktonic Blue-Green Algae
Algal Blooms Porphyridium cruentum Scenedesmus obliquus
Algal Culture Solar Irradiance Spectrofluorometer
Spectrophotometer Spirulina platensis Trichodesmium erythraeum
Tubular Photobioreactors Vacuum Filtration Waste Stabilization Pond
Water Reclamation Filtration Under Pressure Flocculation
Halophilic Algae Microstrainer Photoautotrophs
Saltwater Algae Gasohol Geosequestration
Greenhouse Effect Oleochemicals Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles
Renewable Energy Micro Generation Algal Nutrient Algal Strains
Aquaculture Aquatic Species Program Artificial Seawater
Biobutanol Biodiesel Bioethanol
Biofuels feedstock Biogasoline Bioreactor
Blue-green Cyanobacteria Brown Algae Carbon Capture
Carbon Storage Centrifugation Chemical Solvents
Chlamydomonas reinhardtii Chlorella Chromista
Closed Pond CO2 Injection Commercial Uses of Algae
Cryptomonads Diatoms Dinoflagellates
Dulse Dunaliela salina Dunaliella
Euglenoids Expeller Press Flocculants
Flocculation (for algae culture) Freshwater Algae Fresh-water ponds
Genetically Engineered Algae Acre Algae Growth Fertilizers
Algae Harvesting Biodiesel Feedstock Biorefinery
Butanol Fuel Carbon Credits Carbon Economy
Cellulose Chicken Manure Culture Medium
Cyanobacteria Diauxic Growth Methods Food for Fuel
Anaerobic Digester Animal Feedstock Ankistrodesmus falcatus
Biofixation of Carbon Dioxide Biophotolysis Cell Density
Chlorella protothecoides Chlorella sorokiniana Chlorella vulgaris
Chromatograph CO2 Sink Algae
Culture Techniques Flat inclined modular photobioreactor Hydrogen metabolism
Algae as manure Algal biotechnology Algal turf scrubber
Centrifuge Filamentous algae Aquifers
Bagasse Biochar Bioremediation
BTU Carbon neutral Eutrophication
Fermentation Flue Gas Gas Hydrates
Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Plant Green Pricing/Marketing: Renewable Energy Resources
Sludge Methane Global warming
Algal Oil Pyrolysis Micro-emulsification
Plastids Microalgae Acetyl-CoA carboxylase (ACCase)
Chlorophyceae Arachidonic acid Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)
Docasahexaenoic acid (DHA) Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) Linoleic acid(LA)
Glycerol Interesterification Cavitation bubbles
Carcinogen Enzymatic Extraction CO2 Sequestration
Petro-diesel Polyunsaturates Bacilliarophy