07923052 is referenced by 2 patents and cites 55 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
12/319935
Publication Number
7923052 (B2)
Application Date
January 13, 2009
Publication Date
April 12, 2011
Inventor
Dennis D Otten
Elk River
MN, US
Harapanahalli S Muralidhara
Plymouth
MN, US
Bassam Jirjis
Plymouth
MN, US
Assignee
Cargill Incorporated
MN, US
IPC
B01D 39/00
A23D 9/007
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