An up-to-date training manual for everything related to vegetable oil processing, refining, and deodorizing for chemists, engineers, and managers
1. Requirement for Successful Production and Delivery of the Refined Vegetable Oils 2. Basic Oil Chemistry 3. Crude Oil Receiving, Storage, and Handling 4. Degumming 5. Refining 6. Bleaching 7. Hydrogenation 8. Deodorization 9. Finished Product Storage and Handling 10. Fundamentals of Fat Crystallization Related to Making Plastic and Pourable Shortenings 11. Winterization and Fractionation of Selected Vegetable Oils 12. Insight to Oil Quality Management 13. Trans Fat Alternatives and Challenges 14. Familiarization With Process Equipment 15. Loss Management 16. Plant Safety Procedures 17. Regulatory Agencies and Their Roles in a Vegetable Oil Plant
M. K. Gupta is the president and founder of MG Edible Oil Consulting International, Inc. He founded the company in 1998 utilizing his 45 years experience in the field of oil technology and food processing. He holds a Master's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida and was named Fellow at the American Oil Chemists Society (AOCS) in 2008.