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Pilot scale refinning of crude soybean oil

B Mensah, M Aggey

Abstract


A laboratory process for refining soybean has been scaled up to a 145 tonne per annum pilot plant to refine crude soybean oil. To define a basis of commercial operation of the plant, the process parameters obtained during the pilot plant testing were compared with the laboratory process parameters. The yield of refined oil of 87 % from the pilot plant exceeded 83 % yield obtained in the laboratory. The quality of the refined oil was found to be within national and codex standard specifications for edible oil from vegetable sources.

Journal of Applied Science and Technology Vol. 10(1&2) 2005: 104-109



http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/jast.v10i1.17460
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