VFT Fiber Reactors are the ideal choice for the removal of free fatty acids (FFAs), gums, and waxes from crude vegetable oils. The patented process improves upon traditional methods for oil degumming and FFA extraction. A single pass through a Fiber Reactor can reduce FFAs from over 15% to 0.1% and gums from 2.7% to 0.03%. The processed oil is an ideal feedstock for producing biodiesel and for refinement into edible, food grade oils.
- Gums and FFAs are effectively removed without the need for centrifuges, which eliminates rotating equipment in the plant
- Oil loss in the FFA extraction by Fiber Reactors is significantly less than existing processes.
- Certain carotenoids (naturally derived pigments) are extracted with the FFAs and can enrich the resultant acid oil for higher nutrition animal feed
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