Monthly Archives: January 2012

Oil Extraction and Refining

January 27, 2012

Oil extraction involves pressing the oil bearing material to separate crude oil from the solids high in protein or washing flaked or modestly pressed material with solvent, almost always hexane. The defatted solids after pressing are known as cake and after solvent extraction as meal. The oil, crude oil because it contains undesirable components, such […]

Fat and Oil

January 19, 2012

Definition of lipid is “a wide variety of natural products including fatty acids and their derivatives, steroids, terpenes, carotenoids and bile acids, which have in common a ready solubility in organic solvents such as diethyl ether, hexane, benzene, chloroform or methanol.” (Christie, 1982 in O’Keefe, 2002). The terms fats and oils are used interchangeably, and […]

Kluwak Seed (Pangium edule Reinw.)

January 13, 2012

Pangium edule Reinw. is a tropical tree that grows in Micronesia, Melanesia, and Southeast Asia, including Indonesia. The tree is highly poisonous, mostly because of the presence of cyanogenic glucoside (Burkill, 1935). The tree requires many years to mature and the seeds are therefore most frequently harvested from wild trees, as it is not economically […]

Kluwak Picture

January 12, 2012

This picture is picung fruit(the fruit of kluwak seed) picture 

Kluwak Seed

January 12, 2012

Kluwak is the seed of kepayang tree. The trees are commonly found in Malaysia and Indonesia. The seed’s shape looks like a medium-sized stone with hard shell. Its shell’s color is grey-brown and its meat’s color is white when collected fresh. The meat’s color is turned to black after fermentation process. Without adequate pretreatment, such […]

Hello world!

January 12, 2012

Selamat Datang di Universitas Brawijaya. Ini adalah posting pertamaku