The physical refining process of edible oils include vacuum distillation stages from between 2 – 4 mbar where the majority of fatty acids are distilled as well as unsaponifiable products such as: Sterols, squalene, vitamin E, etc. Zean’s objective is to provide to their clients installations to valuate this products, thanks to thin film and short path technology, with vacuum workload of up to 0.001 mbar, allowing the distillation of products with high boiling points and with very low residence time.
Process engineering / Pilot plants
At Zean there are plenty of references in this field, including physical properties of the products to establish theoretical simulations, also laboratory and pilot plants are available to establish operating parameters catering to the specific needs of our clients.
The installation is comprised of a high vacuum distiller, short path, with internal condenser, process gear pump, high vacuum pumps depending on the specific application the client needs, instrumentation, control panel and automation, interconnections between equipment, self-supporting structure and installation start-up..