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A small scale oil refinery plant's function is to transform crude oil into the fuel that powers our cars. The oil undergoes several pretreatment steps as well as physical refining during this process. The various techniques used in the procedure—including filters, pretreatment, and physical refining—are covered in this article.

Physical refining

If you're considering setting up an oil refinery plant to process vegetable or animal oils, it's wise to know what different types of refining processes are available. Some methods of refining are physical, while others are chemical. The method used depends on the quality of the crude oil, the amount of impurities, and the application of the refined oil.

Chemical refining is a traditional procedure that's often used to refine crude oils. Its main features are the use of alkali as a base for acid-base neutralization, the removal of gums and other mechanical impurities, and the deodorization of the finished product.

Physical refining takes advantage of the higher volatility of free fatty acids (FFAs) than triglycerides. This results in minimal oil loss. Also, the FFA content of the final refined oil can be reduced to 0.005 percent.

Another type of refining is deacidification. This process is used for producing biodiesel. As such, it's generally more expensive than deodorization and chemical refining. However, it offers better oil edibility and is an option for small-scale refining plants.

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