An adsorbent with excellent filtration properties
Vegetable oil, used cooking fat and recycled animal fat that are used as the basis for the production of biodiesel contain soaps/phospholipids, glycerol and trace metals. To remove this contamination, synthetic silica gels or magnesium silicate are often added during the filtration process. Because these products are good adsorbents, but poor filter aids, the filter quickly gets plugged up. That is why a filter aid is often used to keep the filter “open”.
Easy, quick and cost-effective
Imerys has developed a completely functioning adsorbent especially for this market; it is one with excellent filtration properties: Celite Cynersorb. The result is an adsorbent that decreases the use of conventional filter aid. This simplifies the filtration process, reduces the filtration run, produces less cake waste and decreases the total cost of the filtration step. Special adsorbent for cost-effective refining and cleaning of vegetable oils, biodiesel and biochemicals.
- Increases the process capacity, decreases the oil loss and decreases the process cost
- Flow rate, soap and metal removal can be adjusted to achieve the set goals
- Less use of filter aid