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Vacuum Stripping

  • Albert J. DijkstraEmail author
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Abstract

The vacuum stripping process is used for the deodorization of neutral bleached oils as well as for the physical refining of degummed bleached oils. In the process, hot oil is exposed to a large volume of stripping medium, which causes the most volatile constituents of the oil to vaporize. Originally, the process was a batch process, but modern installations are continuous or semicontinuous. The patent literature on this subject discloses improvements that save on energy and deodorizer construction costs and reduce stripping medium usage. A novel development is the use of packed columns that allow countercurrent stripping and thereby reduce stripping medium requirements.

Keywords

Cocoa Butter Packed Column Steam Distillation Ascorbyl Palmitate Physical Refining 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CarbougnèresSt. Eutrope-de-BornFrance

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