Agricultural Sciences


Food Grade Hexane


Chemical Sciences, Agricultural Sciences

Focus Area:

Edible Oils Extraction

Social Benefits:

Use of Sulpholane, as extraction solvent, possesses a favorable combination of solvent power and selectivity Globally hydrogenation route is preferred for removal of benzene and olefins from naphtha fractions, Hydrogenation route is unattractive for feeds with high aromatic content, as it requires higher capital investment , Sulpholane extraction technology developed at IIP can accept feed with any benzene content and is economical as compared with hydrogenation

Developing Agency:

CSIR-Indian Institute of Pertroleum (IIP), Uttarakhand

Technology Readiness Index:

Market Launch

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Brief Description

Description :

Food grade hexane production process can be widely used in petrochemical industry.

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