The extraction of oil from passion fruit seeds using supercritical CO 2 was studied. Experimental data were obtained for extraction conducted at 15, 20 and 25 MPa; at temperatures of 40 and 50 °C with CO 2 flow rates of 1.5 and 3.0 mL min -1 . An increase in the pressure, temperature and CO 2 flow rate increased the yield. The maximum extraction yield obtained was 18.5%. The mass transfer coefficients for passion fruit oil were found to be 8.496 3 10-5 s-1 at 25 MPa, 50 °C and 3 mL s -1 CO 2 flow rate. Dilatant fluid behavior was observed in all tests of the rheological study.
Cardoso de Oliveira, R., Rossi, R. M., Gimenes, M. L., Jagadevan, S., Machado Giufrida, W., & Davantel de Barros, S. T. (2013). Extraction of passion fruit seed oil using supercritical CO2: a study of mass transfer and rheological property by Bayesian inference. Grasas y Aceites, 64(4), 400–406. https://doi.org/10.3989/gya.095512