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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Deacidification of corn oil by solvent extraction in a perforated rotating disc column
Author: Pina, CG
Meirelles, AJA
Abstract: The deacidification of corn oil by continuous liquid-liquid extraction was investigated in a rotating disc column. The solvent was ethanol containing approximately 6% water. The influence of rotor speed, oil phase flow, and column geometry upon the dispersed phase holdup and the mass transfer efficiency was studied. The dispersed phase holdup increased with the increase of rotor speed and oil phase flow. Pratt's equation was used for calculating the characteristic velocity. An inverse relation was observed between the characteristic velocity and rotor speed, which is different from data previously reported in the literature. The estimated volumetric mass transfer coefficients increased as rotor speed and oil phase flow increased. The experimental results proved that it is feasible to obtain a refined oil with an oleic acid content less than 0.3 wt% by continuous solvent extraction. They also indicated that the corresponding loss of neutral oil was less than 5 wt%. Such value for the loss of neutral oil is significantly lower than the results reported in the literature for alkali or physical refining of corn oil.
Subject: corn oil
extraction column
liquid-liquid extraction
mass transfer
mass transfer coefficients
oleic acid
rotating disc contactor
Country: EUA
Editor: Amer Oil Chemists Soc A O C S Press
Citation: Journal Of The American Oil Chemists Society. Amer Oil Chemists Soc A O C S Press, v. 77, n. 5, n. 553, n. 559, 2000.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1007/s11746-000-0088-3
Date Issue: 2000
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