Agricultural Sciences, Earth, Atmosphere & Environment Sciences


Essential Oil Distillation Unit


Agricultural Sciences, Earth, Atmosphere & Environment Sciences

Focus Area:

Distillation of Essential Oil

Social Benefits:

Indigenous design with easy operation and maintenance , Design for steam distillation of oil , Environment friendly , Low cost per unit

Developing Agency:

CSIR-North East Institute of Science and Technology (NEIST), Assam

Technology Readiness Index:

Technology Integrated

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Brief Description

Description :

CSIR-NEIST has done considerable work on development of distillation plant suited to local conditions in North eastern region. The process involves steam distillation suitable for extraction of essential oils from oil bearing leaves, grass etc. Production of essential oils of citronella, lemongrass, patchouli, geranium, palmarosa, etc. will play an important role in export promotion. The organized cultivation of these non-traditional crops and extraction of oil from these crops will give impetus to the rural population in providing employment/self employment and revenue generation. Steam distillation of important aromatic plants such as Citronella, Lemongrass, Patchouli, etc.

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