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1st Edition

Principles of Vegetable Oil Extraction

  • Available for pre-order on June 26, 2023. Item will ship after July 17, 2023
ISBN 9781032313832
July 17, 2023 Forthcoming by CRC Press
392 Pages 172 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book covers technology of vegetable oil extraction including theory, process technologies used for various oilseeds, machinery operation and design aspects. Pertinent topics are covered under two parts as mechanical expression and solvent extraction. Importance of each preparation operation is explained as related to oilseed structure outlining differences in quality of prepared material from various oilseeds. It also covers modern press designs, effect of each unit operation on final product quality, levels of safety and precautions in plant operation, novel technologies used by the industry.


  • Provides comprehensive coverage of veg oil extraction technology, as applicable to major and minor oil-bearing materials.
  • Explains effects of each of the seed preparation steps on cell structure, and how it improves oil extraction.
  • Describes mechanical expression technology in detail, including design aspects of Presses and seed preparation equipment.
  • Discusses extraction plant safety, plat automation, and discussion of utilities.
  • Explores design of solvent extraction process equipment, including Extractor, Desolventiser, Distillation and support.

This book is aimed at professionals and researchers in chemical and food engineering.

Table of Contents

Volume 1:  Mechanical Expression

1. Introduction
2. Technology of Preparation of Oil-Bearing Materials Prior to Mechanical Expression -
3. Preparation Equipment – Operation Principles & Design Aspects
4. Screw Pressing
5. Cake Cooling and Storage
6. Oil Filtration Cooling and Storage
7. Process Control and Automation
8. Utilities Requirement for Oil Mills
9. Quality Issues
10. Safety and Environment Aspects

Volume 2:  Solvent Extraction

11. Introduction
12. Preparation Prior to Solvent Extraction
13. Preparation Equipment – Construction Features and Design Aspects
14. Solvent Extraction Technology and Plant Operation
15. Solvent Extraction Plant Equipment – Operation, Construction and Design Aspects
16. Meal Pelleting and Edible Products of Soybean
17. Bagging and Storage of Meal
18. Effect of Processing on Quality of Oil and Meal
19. Utilities Requirement for Oil Extraction Plants
20. Environmental and Safety Issues

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Vivekanand Sadashiv Vadke is a leading process consultant to vegetable oil industry. He completed his B.Tech. in chemical engineering from IIT Kharagpur, M.S. (chem. Eng.) from Univ. of Waterloo, Canada, and Ph.D. in food process engineering from Univ. of Saskatchewan, Canada. He served for seven years with DeSmet India, where he was in charge of process design and marketing. Dr. Vadke specializes in process design of vegetable oil extraction plants and has helped upgrade many plants across continents to achieve higher process efficiencies and superior product quality, apart from designing new plants based on various oilseeds. He has several research and review papers to his credit and has been a speaker at many conferences. Dr. Vadke is currently engaged in developing novel technologies to find solutions to problems faced by vegetable oil industry.