Self-cleaning oil strainer removes oversize from biodiesel oil
As environmental concerns gain unprecedented levels of attention worldwide, businesses and consumers alike are seeking out renewable fuel sources. Biodiesel, a clean burning fuel derived from biological sources, is quickly being adopted as an alternative to traditional fossil fuel. Being biodegradable, non-toxic, and producing significantly less net lifecycle carbon dioxide emissions than petroleum diesel, biodiesel can be used on its own or blended with petroleum diesel. In Europe, rapeseed oil is the most common source for biodiesel as rapeseed crop grows in abundance. However, soybean oil, vegetable oil, recycled cooking oil or animal fat can also be used to produce biodiesel. One method of producing biodiesel is to firstly pass the rapeseed through a mill, which extracts the raw oil. A centrifuge then removes seeds from the oil by using the difference in density between the two. After this stage a Self-Cleaning Russell Eco Filter® can be installed.
For 85 years Russell Finex has manufactured and supplied filters, sieves and separators to improve product quality, enhance productivity, safeguard worker health, and ensure liquids and powders are contamination-free. Throughout the world, Russell Finex serves a variety of industries with applications including food, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, adhesives, plastisols, paint, coatings, metal powders and ceramics. For more information about this application or how the company can help with your specific requirements, contact Russell Finex today at www.russellfinex.com