Enzyme and cavitation Technology for Sustainable Degumming of Vegetable Oils

01 January 2012 → 31 December 2014
Private funding via IWT/VLAIO
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Other materials engineering
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Project description

Vegetable oils are obtained from oil bearing plant by solvent extraction (hexane) and/or mechanical pressing. However, due to the presence of undesirable compounds, these crude vegetable oils need to be purified. Enzymatic degumming is a suitable method, since it can not only purified the oil, but also increase the oil yield and reduce the amount of chemicals which are used.