Scientific offer a prototype unit for manufacture of essential oils
from natural sources such as eucalyptus, lemon, orange, peppermint,
rose, sandalwood, citronella, lemongrass, etc.
unit is portable & can be transported to various sites easily
in a medium-sized utility vehicle, & can therefore be used to
demonstrate the quality of oil produced right at the source of the
raw material or to prospective buyers at their site/office. The
unit can also be used to evaluate the quality of various grades
of raw material available.
oil is obtained by steam distillation of the raw material. The unit
is supplied complete with a steam generator, which works on 230
Volts single phase power supply. It is designed to work using ordinary
water for condensing the oil vapours.
About 6 kg of
citronella grass can be charged, & around 200 grams of good
quality citronella oil collected, in one batch of around 2-3 hours
of the many potential uses of the unit are (i) as a demonstration
model for agricultural research laboratories, agricultural colleges
& Krishi Vigyan Kendras; (ii) for collection of small quantities
of oil for quality control or product demonstration; & (iii)
for commercial manufacture of high-value low-volume products such
as peppermint oil & sandalwood oil.