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SIMULATION OF BATCH DISTILLATION OF LEMON GRASS USING CHEMCAD
Osagie E.1. and Ogbeide S.E. Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria. ebuwa.osagie@uniben.edu, samuelogbeide@uniben.edu
Article Abstract
The simulation of batch distillation of lemongrass oil from lemongrass was investigated in this study. The principal components of lemongrass oil and their percent compositions, which are tetradecylic acid–12%, 2-chloro-1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane– 50%, citraconic acid–20%, D-Limonene–8% and 2,6 Dimethyl Octane–10%, were taken as the input in batch distillation column in CHEMCAD environment. The results showed that 2-chloro-1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane distilled after one hour, DLimonene was completely distilledin two hours, while 2,6 Dimethyl Octane took an hour. The third distillate was a mixture of Tetradecylic acid and Citraconic acid (citral). Tetradecylic acid took an hour and a portion of citral which is the last component followed next.
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