Olive oils with large quantities of free fatty acids must be refined to get a salable product. Supercritical fluid deacidification of these oils has been suggested as a potential ''ecological'' alternative process as it uses non-toxic solvents and low operating temperatures. Previously measured equilibrium and mass-transfer data were used to scale-up a proposed supercritical extraction unit. A economical evaluation of the unit was also made.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Process Technology Proceedings|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 1996|
|Event||3rd International Symposium on High Pressure Chemical Engineering - Zurich, Switzerland|
Duration: 7 Oct 1996 → 9 Oct 1996