Advantages of LEWA triplex process pumps in the production of omega-3 fatty acids:
Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for human nutrition. The body can’t produce them by itself, though. That's why they are a popular dietary supplement. The fatty acids are extracted from fish oils or from sources of plant origin (e.g. algae).
The omega-3 fatty acids are distilled from the biomass using supercritical carbon dioxide in the Supercritical Fluid Extraction (SFE) process. The biomass is fed into an extractor, through which the supercritical carbon dioxide is led. The scCO2 (supercritical carbon dioxide) is an excellent solvent due to its special properties. The carbon dioxide is provided from a vessel and metered into the biomass tanks. While flowing through, it absorbs the omega-3 fatty acids. These are then segregated from the CO2 again in a separator by physical state changes back.
In contrast to the use of classical organic solvents, such as acetone or ethanol, the process with supercritical CO2 is both more economical and more ecological. CO2 can be recirculated and thus reused immediately in a closed cycle. LEWA offers optimum pump solutions for these processes, which — despite the very specific properties of the supercritical carbon dioxide – perform their tasks safe, permanently reliable and efficiently.
LEWA supports producers and plant construction companies in the food and beverage industries with pumps and systems for homogenization and dispersion, as well as for other processing operations in the food industry. We work with you to plan all the important process-related operations, such as conveying, metering, mixing, heating, and cooling so that you can process your raw product cost-effectively.More Details
LEWA ecoflow is the innovative and universal metering pump with DPS diaphragm protection system in a tried-and-tested modular system. Suitable for numerous applications, the ecoflow is our real all-around talent, relied on by customers from all industries.More Details
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A sanitary/hygienic version is also available for the LEWA ecodos. Here, we meet all requirements for operation in pharmaceutical and food production.More Details
The innovative ecoflow diaphragm process pump shows its strengths in high-pressure applications in the oil and gas, refinery and petrochemical industries as well as in the sensitive areas of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, food and beverage production.More Details
The LEWA triplex process diaphragm pump is among the world's most compact high-pressure pumps and can even be set up in the tightest spaces when space is at a premium. The power package has proven its strength in numerous high-pressure processes in a variety of industries. Oil and Gas icon Gas odor icon gray Refinery icon Petrochemicals icon Chemicals icon Plastics icon gray Cleaning icon Cosmetics icon Pharma icon Food icon Energy icon Other iconMore Details