Oil Degumming

Oil degumming is the first step in an oil refinery plant and is key to the vegetable oil refining process. Oil degumming is performed in two ways: hydration oil degumming and special oil degumming.

Hydration Oil Degumming

Hydration oil degumming involves the addition of hot water since impurities like phospholipids, gums and proteings are soluable in oil but insoluable in water. In this way, the impurities can be separated. The separated gum (once dry) can be made into lecithin or added into cakes or meals. Hydration degumming improves the oil's edibility and storage potential.

Vegetable oil refining process - oil degumming

Special Oil Degumming for Vegetable Oil Refining Process