Soxhelt extraction method / Extraction Lab Equipment by MRC
The fat analyzer is the full-automatic crude fat analyzer designed based on the principle of Soxhlet extraction .appliance is applied to the extraction or measurement of soluble compounds in the field of agriculture, environment and industry.
1. The instrument working process really realizes the automation, and the user only weighs the mass of the sample
2. The instrument adopts the large size touch color screen for displaying the operating system
3. Five extraction ways: Soxhlet Extraction, Soxhlet Hot Extraction, Continuum Flow, Hot Extraction, Soxhlet CH Standard
4. It will alarm automatically in case of ether leakage
5.Monitoring Water Temperature and Flow
6. Solvent automatic recovery
Soxhlet extraction method
The Soxhlet extraction method is a chemical method used for the extraction and quantification of lipids (fats) from a sample. This method is commonly used in the food industry for the analysis of fat content in food products. The method is named after the German chemist Franz von Soxhlet, who developed the apparatus in the late 19th century.
The Soxhlet extraction method involves the use of a Soxhlet apparatus, which consists of a round-bottomed flask, a thimble, and a condenser. The sample is placed in the thimble and the thimble is then inserted into the flask. The flask is filled with a solvent, such as hexane or petroleum ether, which is then heated until it reaches boiling point. The boiling solvent continuously percolates through the thimble, dissolving the fat and carrying it back to the flask. After several cycles, the fat is separated from the solvent and the amount of fat present in the sample is calculated.
One of the advantages of the Soxhlet extraction method is that it can provide a more in-depth analysis of the different types of fats present in a sample, as opposed to simply determining the total fat content. This is because the Soxhlet extraction method uses a solvent that selectively dissolves different types of lipids. As a result, the method can be used to separate and quantify different types of fats, such as saturated and unsaturated fatty acids.
The Soxhlet extraction method is a versatile method that can be used with a variety of food samples, including solid foods, liquids, and powders. It is also relatively simple to perform and can be used with a wide range of solvents, depending on the specific requirements of the analysis.
The Soxhlet extraction method is an important tool in the food industry for determining the fat content of food products. The method provides a more in-depth analysis of the different types of fats present in a sample, and is a versatile method that can be used with a wide range of food samples. The choice between the Soxhlet extraction method and other methods, such as the fat analyzer, will depend on the specific needs and requirements of the analysis.