Process intensification of membrane system for crude palm oil pretreatment
Iyuke, Sunny Esayegbemu and Ahmadun, Fakhru'l-Razi and Abd. Majid, Rusnani (2004) Process intensification of membrane system for crude palm oil pretreatment. Journal of Food Process Engineering, 27 (6). pp. 476-496. ISSN 0145-8876
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1745-4530.2004.00469.x
The pretreatment of crude palm oil (CPO) samples with the aim of moving from the usual huge refinery plant to a more process integrated membrane module at ultrascale size was studied. The study was carried out using conventional refining, microfiltration, and ultrafiltration processes. Reduction of phosphorus fur the membrane-permeate of 43.3% was higher than that of bleached oil of 34.4%. The results show that the average slurry volume after about 22-min runs for membrane with ore size of 0.45 μm, 0.2 μm, 50 nm and 20 nm, and the average slurry volumes are 0.05, 0.09, 0.13, and 0.18m3 respectively.
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