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The Process of Alkali Refining Linseed Oil

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  1. A question regarding acid degumming. Is it even needed to add the alkali solution if one would simply strain the upper part of degummed linseed + acid + water solution? The acid, be it from vinegar, or citric acid doesn’t mix with the oil, so after a while it should settle in the water, below the mucilage, right?

    • Hello Johannes,
      Though I’m not an expert on oil refining by any means, that is the impression I get. I think adding the alkali solution helps to shock out the mucilage and other solids and also neutralizes the added acid. I am not sure how effective this process would be on a small scale or how long it would take for the emulsified oil to settle.


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