Manual Screw Press for Small-scale Oil Extraction

Manual Screw Press for Small-scale Oil Extraction


By (author) Kathryn H. Potts, By (author) Keith Machell

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  • Publisher: ITDG Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 72 pages
  • Dimensions: 170mm x 241mm x 8mm | 181g
  • Publication date: 1 December 1995
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1853391980
  • ISBN 13: 9781853391989
  • Illustrations note: photographs, b&w line drawings
  • Sales rank: 1,122,411

Product description

Manual oil extraction from peanuts or other soft oil-seeds can be a viable enterprise for small businesses. This book describes small-scale processes of oil-extraction for possible use in rural areas, as well as ways to market and distribute the oilcake.

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Table of contents

1 INTRODUCTION 1; Is there a local demand for edible oil? 1; Raw materials 2; Why manual processing? 3; Opportunities and benefits 3; Risks 5; The organization of the enterprise 6; What is needed to start? 7; Sources of further information 7; 2 WHAT IS NEEDED? 12; Building 12; Design of production unit 13; Equipment 14; Labour requirements 14; Production management 16; OIL EXTRACTION, STEP BY STEP; Safety; Hygiene; Raw material requirements; Storage of oilseeds; Decortication/shelling; Grading; Crushing; Addition of water; Heating; Filling the press; Pressing; Removal of oilcake; Measuring the oil; Filtering the oil; Step 13 Heating the oil 39; Step 14 Storage of the oil 40; Step 15 Storage of oilcake 41; Step 16 Selling the oil 42; Step 17 Marketing the oilcake 44; Step 18 Maintenance of the oil press 45; APPENDIX 1 Basic records required 50; APPENDIX 2 Financial considerations 52; Profit and loss 53; Is profit sufficient? 57; Is it a good investment? 58; APPENDIX 3 Crushing with the aid of a roller mill 60