Development of low cost agarwood essential oil extraction system for agar tree growers in Bangladesh

Authors

  • MA Islam Department of Farm Power and Machinery, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202
  • MD Hussain Department of Farm Power and Machinery, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202
  • E Kabir Department of Farm Power and Machinery, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202
  • MZ Hasan Department of Farm Power and Machinery, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jbau.v12i1.21407

Keywords:

Agar tree, Agarwood, Oil extraction, Low cost, Hydro-distillation

Abstract

This experiment was conducted to bring in a suitable and economic agarwood oil extraction method for Agar tree (Aquilaria agollocha) growers in Bangladesh. Agarwood was collected from Fotikchori upazila of Chittagong district and a prototype of hydro-distillation extraction chamber was developed at the lab of Department of Farm Power and Machinery, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh during January to March 2013. Using the prototype, 7 ml of agarwood oil was extracted from 15 kg matured agarwood. It was found from the calculation that the developed system can bring yearly benefit of Tk. 7,78,389 with benefit-cost ratio as 2.33. This development was, therefore, proven very beneficial for Bangladeshi agar tree growers.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/jbau.v12i1.21407

J. Bangladesh Agril. Univ. 12(1): 167-170, June 2014

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Published

2014-12-31

How to Cite

Islam, M., Hussain, M., Kabir, E., & Hasan, M. (2014). Development of low cost agarwood essential oil extraction system for agar tree growers in Bangladesh. Journal of the Bangladesh Agricultural University, 12(1), 167–170. https://doi.org/10.3329/jbau.v12i1.21407

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Agricultural Engineering