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Extra Virgin Coconut Oil Process

Intermodal Farms Virgin Coconut Oil Equipment

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Extra Virgin Coconut Oil Process

  1. 1. Extra Virgin Coconut Oil Short Path Distillation Evaporator Elements Feed Tank with Wiper Basket Motor Heating Jacket Thermal Decomposition Temperature C° e rv Feed Inlet & Cu nt Distribution Plate Poi Evaporator i ng Evaporator Heating Jacket Wiper Basket il Bo Evaporator Internal No Thermal Condenser Coil Jacketed Decomposition Residue Section Vacuum Outlet to Vacuum Pump Cold Trap Pressure mm Hg Residue Receiver Flask Distillate Receiver FlaskExtra Virgin Coconut Oil Process Cold Trap Receiver FlaskGeneral Process—Coconut Oil is purified using the same techniquespopularized in the nutraceutical and pharmaceutical industrieswhich utilizes wiped film, short path distillation equipment. the risk of thermal decomposition increases exponentially with temperature, it also increases linearly with the duration of1. Short Path Distillation— is widely accepted as the best thermal exposure. method to purify products without causing heat damage to 3. Short Path Evaporator System—the key elements of a Short the molecule. Short Path Distillation is conducted at very high Path Evaporator used in the distillation process can be viewed vacuum levels (e.g., 0.001 mm Hg pressure absolute) under in the diagram above. Note that the unit is a continuous flow which conditions the boiling point of a product is dramatically system with heat applied in the jacketed zone to evaporate reduced, thereby minimizing the heat exposure. unwanted molecules such as water, free fatty acids and non2. Reduction of thermal damage—The distillation of heat saponifiable materials under high vacuum conditions to limit sensitive materials can be complicated; especially when the the use of heat. temperature at which distillation must be performed is high enough to cause thermal decomposition. Although the risk of thermal damage can be greatly reduced by distillation under vacuum, the duration of exposure to even moderate temperatures must also be considered. While, in most cases, Intermodal Farms F7 2012 B