07494679 is referenced by 2 patents and cites 54 patents.

A method for processing vegetable oil miscella is provided. The method includes steps of feeding vegetable oil miscella to a conditioned polymeric microfiltration membrane, and recovering a permeate stream having a decreased weight percent of phospholipids compared with the weight percent of phospholipids provided in the miscella. The retentate stream can be further processed for the recovery of lecithin. The polymeric microfiltration membrane can be conditioned for the selective separation of phospholipids in the miscella. A method for conditioning a membrane for selective separation of phospholipids from vegetable oil miscella, and the resulting membrane, are provided. The membrane which can be conditioned can be characterized as having an average pore size of between about 0.1μ and about 2μ.

Title
Method and apparatus for processing vegetable oil miscella, method for conditioning a polymeric microfiltration membrane, membrane, and lecithin product
Application Number
10/958714
Publication Number
7494679 (B2)
Application Date
October 4, 2004
Publication Date
February 24, 2009
Inventor
Dennis D Otten
Elk River
MN, US
Harapanahalli S Muralidhara
Plymouth
MN, US
Bassam Jirjis
Plymouth
MN, US
Agent
Merchant & Gould P A
Assignee
Cargill Incorporated
MN, US
IPC
A23D 9/02
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