Production of Lipids from Municipal Sewage Sludge by Two Stage Extraction Process

https://doi.org/10.22146/ajche.49672

Bharathi P.(1*), Pennarsi M.(2)

(1) Department of Biotechnology,Karpaga Vinayaga College of Engg and Technology
(2) Department of Biotechnology,Karpaga Vinayaga College of Engg and Technology
(*) Corresponding Author

Abstract


In this investigation, municipal sewage sludge was used as a lipid feedstock. Two stage extraction processes was developed to obtain good yield of lipid content. The maximum lipid yields 32.5% was achieved from chloroform: methanol solvents through optimum conditions of 2:1 ratio, 50oC temp for 30 min. The lipid content was characterized by TLC analysis. The lipid properties were analyzed and proved as a lipid. Hence, municipal sewage sludge serves as a valuable raw material for lipid production

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lipids, municipal waste, sludge, solvent extraction

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22146/ajche.49672

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