Optimization of Cold Mechanical Oil Extraction from Jatropha Curcas L. Seeds with Respect to Oil Recovery and Oil Residues in Press Cake

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The objective of this study was to optimize the mechanical oil extraction of J. curcas seeds by increasing the efficiency of oil recovery and decreasing oil residues in press cake with a mechanical screw press. The experiments were carried out with mechanical screw press type -Komet D85-1G. The screw press was modified and different sensors were installed for measuring parameters such as oil recovery, temperatures and rotational speed of the screw. Four setups were created...