Two seasons of testing have been done with pre-extraction abrasive roller technology to reduce the amount of peel oil in orange juice. The first season was done with a pilot scale unit (20 Tons / Hour). The following season a commercial scale unit (80 Tons / Hour) was tested in the field. Use of the equipment has allowed the processor to use high yield components at equal or better juice quality than standard extraction components. Additional advantages are seen in oil quality and VOC reduction.
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