Rapeseed Purification Method Using a Belt-type Soybean-sorter

G. Kanai, Y. Shibuya & H. Kowata
Rapeseed oil is useful as diesel fuel. However, higher contents of P, Ca and Mg in the oil are known to cause trouble in engines. This report describes a method to reduce S, P, Ca, Mg and ash contents during bulk grain purification using a belt-type soybean-sorter. Rapeseed grain samples were harvested and dried to less than 8.0% using a circulating dryer. Furthermore, purification with the belt-type sorter was held with the capacity 50 kg/h,...