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Unformatted text preview: Production of γ- tocopherol Rich Mixtures By Jessica John Sam VanGordon Justin Sneed Introduction ¡ Soybean oil deodorizer distillate (SODD) is processed to produce mixtures of α , δ , and γ tocopherol ¡ Annual return on investments vary from $3.18 - $3.50 ¡ Net Present Worth of $3.80 - $4.21 billion Introduction ¡ Tocopherol-rich mixtures are used as dietary supplements ¢ Fat soluble anti-oxidants ¢ Neutralize free radicals ¢ May help prevent chronic diseases ¡ Tocopherol mixtures contain homologues ¢ α , γ , β , and δ-tocopherol Introduction Homologues R1 R2 R3 Alpha- TOCOPHEROL CH3 CH3 CH3 Beta- TOCOPHEROL CH3 H CH3 Gamma- TOCOPHEROL H CH3 CH3 Delta- TOCOPHEROL H H CH3 Project Objective ¡ α-tocopherol linked to increased risk of heart disease ¡ Tocopherol mixture processed to produce various concentrations of γ and δ tocopherol ¡ γ- δ-tocopherol used for pharmaceuticals ¡ Pure γ utilized for research Project Summary Production Capacity ¡ 24,750 kg/day of a tocopherol-rich mixture to be separated into components or sold as produced ¡ 11,100 kg/day of γ- δ-tocopherol mixture ¡ 1,000 kg/year of pure γ-tocopherol Raw Material ¡ Soybean deodorizer distillate (SODD) ¢ 10% to 15% tocopherols ¡ 60% are γ-tocopherol ¡ 20% α-tocopherol and δ-tocopherol ¡ SODD can be purchased from numerous factories across the United States ¡ Shipped by truck loads ¢ 48,000 lbs. for $0.14/kg. Processes Considered ¡ Distillation of SODD ¡ High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) to isolate γ-tocopherol ¡ Affinity chromatography for separation of γ-tocopherol ¡ Genetic engineering of soybeans to produce only γ-tocopherol Processes Selected ¡ Enzymatic Distillation of SODD will be used to produce a tocopherol-rich mixture ¡ HPLC is used to separate γ- δ-tocopherol from the tocopherol mixture ¡ HPLC is also used to isolate γ-tocopherol from the mixture General Flow Diagram Sell Tocopherols Distillation 1 SODD Chromatography Tocopherol Mixture Sell Sterol Mixture Distillation 2 Solvents Enzymatic Distillation Sell Tocopherols Distillation 1 SODD Chromatography Tocopherol Mixture Sell Sterol Mixture Distillation 2 Solvents Molecular Distiller Enzyme Reactor Molecular Distiller Enzymatic Distillation Flow Diagram 1. Free Fatty Acid-Rich Distillate 2. Tocopherol-Rich Distillate 3. Steryl Ester-Rich Residue 4. Tocopherol-Rich Product 1 Enzyme Reactor 2 3 3 2 1 3 Molecular Distiller 4 Crude SODD Enzymatic Distillation ¡ Processes crude SODD into 65%-75% tocopherol mixture product ¡ Consists of two main stages ¢ Molecular distillation ¡ Removes unwanted components from mixture ¢ Enzyme reaction ¡ Converts unwanted components so they can be removed by molecular distillation Molecular Distillation ¡ Makes use of differing vapor pressures ¡ Low pressure system (~0.001 mm Hg) ¡ Commonly used to separate chemicals of high molecular weights ¡ Centrifugal model Myers-Vacuum Macro 36 Molecular Distiller Molecular Distillation Operation Feed Residue Distillate Vacuum Heating Elements Enzyme Reaction...
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