Introduction To Mustard Oil Extraction Technology
Mustard seed has long been used as a spice. Yields range from 1 – 3 tonnes of seed per ha. The oil content of the seeds is 30 – 50 %, but can reach up to 60%. Mustard plants are temperate crops that prefer temperatures below 25°C during growth.
The mustard oil extraction plant can be divided into four main parts which are as follows
- Mustard Oil Expeller
- Mustard Oil Filter Press
- Steam Boiler
Mustard Oil Expeller
Mustard seeds are fed in the feeding hopper of long cooking kettle for cooking purpose. Cooking of mustard seeds is necessary for highest recovery and long life of mustard oil. Long cooking kettle is provided for the proper cooking of the mustard seeds. The cooking kettle has given a special shape for maximum heating surface and the better cooking.
The cooked mustard seeds will be automatically dropped in the expeller and the expeller extracts (crushes) the cooked oilseeds with the highest extraction pressure and produces the oil and by product (cake). The extraction chamber of expeller is specially designed for the highest recovery of oils as well the complete design of expeller is heavy duty for the best performance.
The filter pump is attached with the expeller and it supplies the extracted oil from the oil tank of expeller to filter press with high pressure.
Mustard Oil Filter Press
The filter press filters the extracted mustard oil by using the micro filter cloths to make it edible. Filtered mustard oil will be a very cleaned, transparent, fresh, pure and natural in taste without any chemicals and hence there is a big demand of the same mustard oil at everywhere. The filtration chamber of the filter press is specially designed with membranes plates for the best performance.
Salient Features Of Reusing From Jagdish Mustard Oil Extraction Plant
- The husk or any waste wood or any agricultural waste or diesel is used in the boiler for firing as a fuel.
- The boiler produces the steam from the water and which is given to the cooking kettle for the cooking of the mustard oilseed.
- Water feed pump is provided to feed the water in to the boiler.