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IJCEA 2015 Vol.6(5): 381-384 ISSN: 2010-0221
DOI: 10.7763/IJCEA.2015.V6.514

Effect of Acid Concentration on the Extraction of Furfural from Corn Cobs

Amir Shafeeq, Ayyaz Muhammad, Shahid Sarfaraz, Ziad Akram, H. M. Usman Saeed, and Umar Farooq
Abstract—Furfural was prepared from corn cobs available locally in this study. The process consisted of crushed corn cobs, sulfuric acid and salt mixture. The mixture was heated to about 120oC for about 2 hours to extract furfural water solution from the mixture. From the furfural water system, furfural was extracted by using ether. Ether extracted furfural from the furfural water system. As ether has low boiling point so furfural could be recovered from ether by simply heating the solution to about 33oC. Results suggest that percentage yield of furfural could be increased by increasing the concentration of sulfuric acid.

Index Terms—Corn cobs, extraction, furfural.

The authors are with the Institute of Chemical Engineering and Technology, University of the Punjab, Lahore (e-mail: amir_engr@yahoo.com).

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Cite: Amir Shafeeq, Ayyaz Muhammad, Shahid Sarfaraz, Ziad Akram, H. M. Usman Saeed, and Umar Farooq, "Effect of Acid Concentration on the Extraction of Furfural from Corn Cobs," International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applications vol. 6, no. 5, pp. 381-384, 2015.

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