Every year, an olive oil producer dealt with a significant volume of high wax oils in their production; such oils commanded only a low market price. About 500 tons of oil fell into this category. The product was stored in tanks for settling, however this approach was insufficient to remove the waxes.
The economic driver for improving the olive oil quality was the potential to command a higher market price if a better quality oil could be produced. The higher market price needed to justify the investment to achieve the required quality.
The technical solution was the reduction of waxes so that when the product was cooled to 12-14 ºC (54-57 ºF) it remained bright and visually clear.
Read more about how implementing Pall SUPRApak technology after settling and decantation, the customer realized excellent filtrate quality, which provided a three to four-fold increase in its commercial value.