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International Journal of Chemical Technology
  Year: 2009 | Volume: 1 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 59-64
DOI: 10.3923/ijct.2009.59.64
 
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Demulsification of Virgin Coconut Oil by Centrifugation Method: A Feasibility Study

Abdurahman H. Nour, F.S. Mohammed, Rosli M. Yunus and A. Arman

Abstract:
In this study, the potential of centrifugation method in demulsification (emulsion breaking) of coconut milk emulsion is investigated. The conventional methods to produce Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) by using fermentation and cold pressing need longer time to break these emulsions. Coconut milk from the local market was used as samples for the study. The centrifuge speed was varied from 6000 to 12000 rpm and the centrifugation time was varied from 30 to 105 min. The present research found that, centrifugation method can enhance the demulsification of oil-in-water (O/W) coconut milk emulsions in a very short time compared to the conventional methods. Due to its fast and higher quality of Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO), centrifuge can be used as an alternative demulsification method for oil-in-water coconut milk emulsions. This method provides higher yields, quicker and less expensive.
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How to cite this article:

Abdurahman H. Nour, F.S. Mohammed, Rosli M. Yunus and A. Arman, 2009. Demulsification of Virgin Coconut Oil by Centrifugation Method: A Feasibility Study. International Journal of Chemical Technology, 1: 59-64.

DOI: 10.3923/ijct.2009.59.64

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ijct.2009.59.64

COMMENTS
17 June, 2009
Robbie Mulder:
Hi, I have a coconut farm in Mozambique and need to extract virgin coconut oil. The centrifuge method seems to be the latest and most economical. I would like to no the complete process and the equipment needed - also sales leads on manufacturers of equipment.
Regards
Robbie
06 February, 2010
sunita rao:
Thanks for sharing this info i have been using MeritVCO extra virgin coconut oil i think they use the same method to extract oil..there oil is clear and sweet in taste(tender coconut )
01 April, 2011
Mir Al Amin:

I appreciate your kind information

08 June, 2012
Sathish:

This is what we need - an insight to make eervyone think

03 March, 2012
anil lakha:
Hi . I know very little about coconut milk, but want to know what do you do with the husks and hard coconut shell.I have an idea to uses them to make seedling trays with them
23 May, 2012
Claude Speliers:
Hello good day
Could you please inform me witch would be the best
centrifugate machines to process Extra virgin coconut oil Witch Country makes the best equipment for Centrifuge good Quality and prices
Thanks forward
08 August, 2013
K.R.KANNAIAN:
Hi, I want to put virgin coconut oil plant in large qty, and need to extract virgin coconut oil. The centrifuge method seems to be the latest and most economical. I would like to know the complete process and the equipment needed. please give details Regards K.R.KANNAIAN
07 April, 2015
ABC Dynamic (Pvt.) Ltd:
Hi,
We also tried and tested this method some 12-13 years ago, and got excellent result. we can help any one who wishes.

Deepthi Pathiratne
17 July, 2015
Zea Mays Hira:

Dear Sir, we already tried to use the centrifuge machine to separate the vco from coconut milk. But we still need almost 20 hours to get the oil, because the output of centrifuge machine is still in white milk condition. To get the oil we should wait until the they separated by gravitation. What's wrong in our process ? Why cant we get the oil form directly by the centrifuge ? Can you kindly explain the step by step process and time needed so we can evaluate in which way we do not do right ? Waiting forward to hearing from you. Thank you !

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