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The Manual Screw Press for Small-Scale Oil Extraction - Kathryn H. Potts

The Manual Screw Press for Small-Scale Oil Extraction

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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.

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

ISBN: 9781853391989
ISBN-10: 1853391980
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 72
Published: 15th December 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.78  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.18