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Food Science

1995

Center for Crops Utilization Research Publications

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Economic-Engineering Assessment Of Sequential Extraction Processing Of Corn, Dongil Chang, Mila P. Hojilla-Evangelista, Lawrence A. Johnson, Deland J. Myers Jan 1995

Economic-Engineering Assessment Of Sequential Extraction Processing Of Corn, Dongil Chang, Mila P. Hojilla-Evangelista, Lawrence A. Johnson, Deland J. Myers

Center for Crops Utilization Research Publications

A simulation model, termed SIMSEP for simulating the Sequential Extraction Process (SEP), was developed to assess the economic and engineering feasibilities of SEP, an innovative approach to processing corn into ethanol, edible oil, industrial and edible proteins, andfeed ingredients. SEP is designed to produce a new mix of value-added coproducts that could improve the profitability of processing corn and corn-derived ethanol. Simulations were carried out for various system variables to examine their effects on profitability. Results showed that SEP is economically and technically feasible. Estimates for return on investment for a proposed plant are attractive under many likely market situations ...