Energy conservation in solvent extraction plants

  title={Energy conservation in solvent extraction plants},
  author={H. P. J. Jongeneelen},
  journal={Journal of the American Oil Chemists’ Society},
Solvent extraction plants have been designed for a long time at low capital cost, often at the expense of higher operating costs. Due to rising energy prices, the processing cost structure is changing to such an extent that the designs should be reconsidered. Conservation of steam, on the liquid side (distillation and condensation) and on the solid side (desolventizing, toasting, drying, and cooling), is discussed for existing plant designs.