PEF for cosmetics production

Product examples: Rose oil, patchouli oil

Aim PEF treatment: Cell disintegration, reducing distillation time, distillation at moderate temperatures

Rose oil

By enhancing mass transport, PEF treatment of roses soaked in water leads to a reduced temperature and distillation time and improved distillation efficiency, and to a higher yield of rose oil. The physical treatment enables a moderate temperature extraction process enhancing oil quality, compared to the standard high temperature thermal treatment. Energy consumption is also reduced. Appropriate field strengths range from 1.0 to 4.0 kV/cm and the energy delivery is 10 to 20 kJ/kg.

Patchouli oil

Patchouli oil is an important ingredient of perfumes and cosmetics. More information, see: Patchouli oil

Benefits PEF

  • Increased oil extraction yield
  • Higher distillation process efficiency
  • Improved oil quality
  • Lower energy consumption

More information

Pulsemaster has developed industrial scale equipment – named Conditioner – with treatment capacities up to 50,000 kg/h (110,000 lb/h) for cell disintegration.

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