5. Edible Oil Refining: Current and Future Technologies

  1. Wolf Hamm2,
  2. Richard J. Hamilton3 and
  3. Dr Gijs Calliauw4
  1. Wim De Greyt

Published Online: 4 JUN 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118535202.ch5

Edible Oil Processing, Second Edition

Edible Oil Processing, Second Edition

How to Cite

De Greyt, W. (2013) Edible Oil Refining: Current and Future Technologies, in Edible Oil Processing, Second Edition (eds W. Hamm, R. J. Hamilton and G. Calliauw), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118535202.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Harpenden, UK

  2. 3

    Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK

  3. 4

    Development Manager Modification, Desmet Ballestra Oils and Fats, Zaventem, Belgium

Author Information

  1. R&D Manager, Desmet Ballestra Oils and Fats, Zaventem, Belgium

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 JUN 2013
  2. Published Print: 12 JUL 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444336849

Online ISBN: 9781118535202

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Keywords:

  • bleaching;
  • chemical refining;
  • deodorisation;
  • edible oil refining;
  • enzymatic degumming;
  • nanoneutralisation;
  • short-path distillation;
  • supercritical processing

Summary

In edible oil refining, the continuous effort to reduce overall production costs is mainly achieved by increasing plant capacities, installation of mono feedstock plants, and increasing the degree of automation. Over the years, more energy-efficient processes and technologies, resulting in a higher refined oil yield, have gradually been introduced. The growing importance of the (nutritional) oil quality and the sustainability aspect of the refining process itself are new challenges for oil processors. To reach these new objectives, “next-generation” oil refining process technologies have to be developed and implemented. This chapter gives an overview of some process improvements and new developments that have recently been introduced in the edible oil refining industry. Some potential new innovations which are currently not yet applied are also briefly discussed. The chapter discusses next-generation chemical refining with nanoneutralisation, enzymatic degumming, bleaching, and deodorisation. It also talks about short-path distillation, and supercritical processing.