Mapua Institute of TechnologySchool of Chemical Engineering and ChemistryChemical Process Industries LaboratoryCOCONUT OIL EXTRACTIONDISCUSSIONCoconut Oil Extraction MethodsCoconut oil extraction can be done through traditional methods or with helpfrom modern machinery. Pressure, heat and motion are forces that are often used to separate the coconut oil from the white coconut meat. Depending on the type of extraction method used, the coconut oil extractedmay be completely pure, or it may require additional refining processes.Aqueous Processing1.Using water to extract coconut oil is also known as aqueous processing. The firststep of this method is to separate the flesh from the shell of the coconut. Next, the coconut meat is boiled in water. As the coconut meat cooks and softens, oils escape from the meat and are separated from the water; the coconut oil is skimmed from the surface and collected. Ram Press2.The ram press literally presses the coconut oil from the coconut using blunt force.This type of press utilizes a heavy piston and metal tube that is able to filter out the coconut oil; once the coconut meat is loaded into a metal tube, a hydraulic jack is used to power the press into the meat and the oil is squeezed out from the tube and collected. Ram press coconut oil extraction helps to preserve the coconut oil in
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