High Yield, High Efficiency Bio-Refining
Processing of vegetable oils is complicated by the need to remove free fatty acids. Washing with caustic is a viable process but is inefficient because fatty acids and caustic form soaps which cause emulsions. These emulsions cause a yield loss of 1-1.5% or 160-240 Million lb/yr of soybean oil alone. The purpose of this project is to improve yields and energy efficiency in vegetable oil processing with a novel non-dispersive contactor that extracts free fatty acids from oils without causing emulsions.
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Advanced Materials and Processes
104 Inwood Drive San Marcos, TX 78666
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