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Candles from Soybean Seed Oil Extract

Version 1 : Received: 23 August 2019 / Approved: 26 August 2019 / Online: 26 August 2019 (13:54:14 CEST)

How to cite: Ojewumi, M.; Ruth, B.; Daniel, O. Candles from Soybean Seed Oil Extract. Preprints 2019, 2019080268 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201908.0268.v1). Ojewumi, M.; Ruth, B.; Daniel, O. Candles from Soybean Seed Oil Extract. Preprints 2019, 2019080268 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201908.0268.v1).

Abstract

This work is aimed at promoting a healthier means of livelihood by investigating insignificant areas of pollution. In this work, soy candles produced from soybeans were proven as healthier alternatives to paraffin candles. Soxhlet extraction method was used with hexane as solvent. The extracted oil were then solidified. The wax was moulded into candle and tests were carried out to prove its claims as a safer alternative to paraffin wax. The results supported this claims that soy candles is more economical and produced lesser soot than the paraffin candles.

Subject Areas

Soybeans, Soxhlet extraction, Oil extract, solvent, Yield

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