Studies commissioned by OilExTech, LLC:

OSU Senior Project- Distillation of Juniper and Grand Fir

Authors: Mallari, Phillips, Schulze

Link: Oregon State University Senior Project


Oil Extraction from Orange Zest

Authors: Charles Warrington, Malak Abugreen, Seth Gwin

College of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering, Oregon State University

Link: Oregon State University study


Studies from journal articles and technical literature:

Microwave accelerated steam distillation of essential oil from lavender: A rapid, clean and environmentally friendly approach

Authors: F. Chemat, M.E. Lucchesi, J. Smadja, L. Fayretto, G. Colnaghi, F. VisinoniLaboratoire de

Chimie des Substances Naturelles et des Sciences des Aliments, Faculté des Sciences et Technologies, Université de La Réunion, B.P. 7151, 15 Avenue Rene Cassin, F-97715 Saint Denis Messag Cedex 9, La Réunion, France

MILESTONE srl, Via Fratebenefratelli, 1/5, I-24010 Sorisole, Bergamo, Italy



Comparative essential oil analysis of Geranium sylvaticum extracted by hydrodistillation and microwave distillation

Authors: Nuran KAHR˙IMAN, Gonca TOSUN, Hasan GENC¸ , Nurettin YAYLI∗

Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Karadeniz Technical University,
61080, Trabzon-TURKEY



Microwave Extraction of Peppermint Oil and Comparison to the Current Practice of Steam Extraction

Authors: Velasco, Carmen. Hackleman, David

Department of Chemical Engineering, Oregon State University, Corvallis OR



Chemistry Around Us – (STEM/Home school science discovery ideas)

Author:  Dr. David Hackleman

Oregon State University and OilExTech, LLC 2015

Link: Chemistry Around Us – Abstract       Link: Chemistry Around Us


Cool-Down Time Study

Author/Experimenter:  Michael Silvey, CBEE Student, OSU 2014

Link: Cool-Down Time Study


Essential Oil Studies – Qualitative Results

Author:  Dr. David Hackleman

Link: Qualitative Results


Hop Oil Extraction

Author:  Cronin, Rodriguez – Westerfield

Link: Hop Oil Extraction via Alternative Solvent


Steam Capacity Study 2014

Author:  Dr. David Hackleman, October 14, 2014

Link: Calculation of the Steam Condensation Capacity


Extraction Data Entry Form

Author:  Dr. David Hackleman

Link: Example with Instructions      Link: Excel form to download


Generic Botanical Extraction Techniques

Author:  Dr. David Hackleman

Link: Generic Botanical Extraction Techniques

Ice cone freezing experiment #1

Author:  George Hackleman

Link: Ice Cone Freezing Experiment #1