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2022 Best Tea Seed Oil CO2 Extraction Process Guide

Tea seed oil supercritical CO2 extraction

Tea seed oil co2 extraction process

tea seed oil co2 extraction process
tea seed oil co2 extraction process
  • Pulverization degree: 40 mesh
  • Extraction pressure: 350 bar
  • Extraction temperature: 45°C
  • Seperation pressure: 100 bar
  • Separation temperature: 55°C
  • Extraction time: 120 min

The CO2 extraction method of tea seed oil

Tea seeds contain many active substances, such as squalene, VE, phytosterols, etc., where the content of squalene in tea seed oil reaches 1% to 2%, but the angle of tea seed oil obtained by conventional refining methods The squalene content is only 30 ~ 40 mg/kg.

Wash the tea seeds to be extracted clean; dry the tea seeds to reduce the water content below 10%, then use a peeler to peel the shells to remove the tea seed shells;

Crush the hulled tea seeds and sieve through a 40-60 mesh sieve;

CO2 supercritical extraction, fluid extraction pressure is 35 M P a, extraction temperature is 40 ° C, CO 2 fluid flow is 700 ~ 800 L / h, extraction time is 3h, the tea seed oil is obtained;

Extraction pressure is the main factor affecting the extraction efficiency of fats and oils. The solubility of fats and oils in CO2 increases with increasing pressure, but the increase in pressure will lead to a substantial increase in equipment investment. In addition, when the operating pressure is high, the color of the extracted fat becomes deeper, which has a certain effect on the quality of the oil.

Optimization of 3 Important Parameters for CO2 Extraction of Tea Seed Oil

  • Pressure: When the pressure is 35 MPa, the extraction rate of the tea seed oil is close to 90%, and the color of the fat is yellow, which meets the standards of edible oil.
  • Temperature: The extraction temperature affects the solubility of fats in CO2. At low pressure, an increase in temperature will greatly reduce the density of the fluid, thereby reducing the solubility of the solute. Under high pressure, the change in fluid density caused by temperature increase is small. At this time, the influence of the saturated vapor pressure of the solute with the increase of temperature plays a leading role, and the solubility of the solute increases. However, the high temperature hinders the diffusion process, squalene is easily decomposed or converted into other substances, and the energy consumption is increased.
  • Extraction time: Extraction time is a parameter that has a lot to do with cost. Under certain conditions, as the extraction time increases, the oil content of the extract gradually decreases. When it is lower than a certain value, extending the extraction time will only increase the cost. It is necessary to choose a suitable extraction time.