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Degumming and refining practices in the U.S.

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The “state of the art” of degumming and refining crude vegetable oils in the U.S. is discussed with reference to (a) production volumes and significant quality characteristics of oils processed; (b) processes and equipment for degumming, refining, and waterwashing the oils, illustrated by diagrams and flow charts; and (c) key process controls and analytical testing requirements for each unit operation.

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Carr, R.A. Degumming and refining practices in the U.S.. J Am Oil Chem Soc 53, 347–352 (1976). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02605721

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Keywords

  • Lecithin
  • Caustic Soda
  • Refining Efficiency
  • Soap Content
  • Sludge Phase