A volume that presents, at professional and reference level, the current state of the art of the edible oils industry, focusing on the various processing stages and considering issues of both chemistry and process engineering. Information is provided on the types and characteristics of oils to be processed, their sources, their principal fields of application and changes in the pattern of oil demand. Chapters are included on quality assurance, safety and environmental considerations.
Table of Contents
Composition and properties of edible oils; Bulk movement of edible oils; The production of oils; Refining practice; Oil modification processes; Quality control; Applications of edible oils; Safety; Utilities and environmental impact; Refinery location and design; References; Index.