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  • Hi Pavlos I'm sure nitric acid would clean something, possibly everything, but it will generate highly noxious fumes. I don't know how dangerous it is but I did clear out the lab in a hurry when I ...

  • Dear All, Just went through some of the interested topic in Inform library. There are few articles highlighted the present of abundant micronutrients in crude palm oil. However it was destroyed during ...

  • Thank you Paulo, but we don't intend to put anyone in the reactor. We will use a spray bowl for cleaning, and we are seeking for the correct detergent. Best regards, ------------------------------ ...

  • Hi Tony, Thanks for you help with this inquiry! ------------------------------ Best Regards, Denise L. Williams Deputy Director, Technical Services AOCS Champaign, IL denise.williams@aocs.org ---- ...

  • Certified Origins , an AOCS Corporate Member, aims to contribute to people's enjoyment and health through good food: the kind made by using wholesome, sustainable, and genuine ingredients. In this ...

  • Hi Pavlos, This topic brings back bad memories from more than 30 years ago when cleaning a hydrogenation reactor. After completing acid/caustic washing, rinsing and draining/drying/cooling of the reactor, ...

  • Hello Everyone: Perhaps this sheds some light on the question that Denise raised. In 1997 I was doing a project for IFOMA, the International trade association for the fishmeal and oil industry. ...

  • PFA THE FILE FOR PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY OF COCOA BUTTER EQUIVALENT BY SOLVENT FRACTIONATION OF SHEA FAT AD PALM MID FRACTION On Sat, 13 Apr 2024 at 18:29, Kingsuk Mondal < kingsukkumarmondal@gmail.com ...

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  • Hello everyone. we want to clean our vegetable oil hydrogenation reactor (stainless steel) from Nickel residues. Could you please advice what kind of detergents/ chemicals can we use? time and temperature? ...

  • Hello everyone, I'm in search of a laboratory to test whether my vegetable oils (such as palm, canola, sunflower, etc.) meet USP grade standards. Please share any recommendations you may have. Thank ...

  • Thanks, Keith. Our community is such a wealth of knowledge as you have just demonstrated. ------------------------------ Best Regards, Denise L. Williams Deputy Director, Technical Services AOCS Champaign, ...

  • Thanks, Rick. ------------------------------ Best Regards, Denise L. Williams Deputy Director, Technical Services AOCS Champaign, IL denise.williams@aocs.org ------------------------------

  • Hi Denise, Whoa! Here we go again with the ever popular topic of peroxide value (PV). Recall that the AOCS procedure specifically says that this a "highly empirical" method, meaning in this case that ...

  • Denise, It has been my observation that at times the starch reaction takes time to occur fully. I have seen this with samples that have very low PV and with high PV samples that require large titration ...

  • We have a mystery to solve and are asking our community for help if they know the answer. AOCS Cd-8b-90 method recommends a 1-minute reaction time between hydroperoxides and potassium iodide. However, ...