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NOVELTY – Process for clarification and enrichment of citrus oil substantially free of impurities, comprises: introducing citrus oil in a molecular distillator; and obtaining a distillate stream enriched with volatile compounds and a residue stream enriched with non-volatile compounds.
ADVANTAGE – The citrus oil is substantially free of impurities comprising water, solvents and/or solids in suspension. The process of clarification and enrichment of citrus oil: does not employ any solvent of any nature using molecular distillation; allows for obtaining the pure product, without the need for a step of cleaning/eliminating the solvent; and does not utilizes high temperatures, thus assuring not to occur thermal degradation or losses of the volatile compounds of interest. The process reduces the processing time to few minutes using molecular distillation with the function of clarification and enrichment of citrus oil, and enables the use of the process for the continuous obtainment of high value added citrus oil. The process is simple.
DETAILED DESCRIPTION – INDEPENDENT CLAIMS are included for: distillate stream, residue stream and the citrus oil obtained by means of the process.
DESCRIPTION OF DRAWING(S) – The figure shows a centrifugal molecular distillator. Feed and exit temperature controls (20) Feed and exit flow rate control (21) Vacuum control (22) Evaporator temperature control (23) Sample feed vessel. (24)
Oportunidades de mercado
The process is useful for clarification and enrichment of citrus oil, which is useful: for application in paint; and as a complement for animal food, and cosmetic industries.
D23 (Oils, fats and waxes – including fatty acids, essential oils, but excluding butter (substitutes) and montan wax (C11B, C).); D13 (Other foodstuffs and treatment – including preservation of food, milk, milk products, butter substitutes, edible oils and fats, non-alcoholic beverages, artificial sweeteners, food additives and animal feed (A23B-L).); D21 (Preparations for dental or toilet purposes – including filling alloys, compositions for dentures or dental impressions, anti-caries chewing gum, plaque disclosing compositions, toothpastes, cosmetics, shampoos, topical anti-sunburn compositions and toilet soaps (A61K).); G02 (Inks, paints, polishes â€“ polymer-based paints and inks are also classified in Section A (C09D, F, G).)
PINTO JEFFERSON FERREIRA
FILHO MACIEL RUBENS
PINTO GLAUCIA MARIA FERREIRA
MACIEL MARIA REGINA WOLF
BATISELLA CESAR BENEDITO