International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 4, Issue 11 (2017)

Synthesis and characterization of the oil and biodesil from Sterculia setigera Del (Karaya) Seeds


Aiman A Galander, Mohammed E Osman, Elfatih A Hassan

This study aims to identify a sustainable source of energy from natural and environmentally friendly resources. The oil from Karaya seeds was extracted using three techniques; chemical soxhelet extraction, cold chemical extraction and mechanical pressing. Percentage yields were 32.4%, 26.0 % and 18.2% respectively. Fatty Acids profile shows that the oil contained, approximately, 97% saturated fatty acids Palmitic, Myristic and Heptadecanoic, and 3% unsaturated fatty acids Palmitoleic and Linolenic. Acid catalyzed esterification reduced fatty acids content from 15.88% to 1.56%. Treated oil was Transesterified. The results indicate that the physicochemical properties of Karaya methyl esters are within standard limits of.
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