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Physical Refining – Degumming

Physical refining was utilized as early as 1930 as a process for the preneutralization of products with a high initial FFA content. In this case, preneutralization was followed by caustic refining. Later, it was found possible to physically refine lauric oils and tallow if the proper pretreatment was applied before steam distillation. Physical refining became … Continue reading

Introduction to Chemical Refining

Chemical refining is the traditional method used in past centuries. The main purpose of chemical refining is to saponify the FFA by an alkaline solution and dilute the resulting soaps in a water phase. These soaps are removed by separators. The neutral oils are subsequently bleached and deodorised. This chemical refining can be used for … Continue reading