Method and system for extraction of zein from corn

Munir Cheryan (Inventor)

Research output: Patent

Abstract

A corn product removal process for removing zein and/or oil from dry-milled corn. Oils and/or zein are extracted from corn using ethanol. Corn solids are separated from the ethanol, oil and zein mixture produced by extracting. Thereafter, the ethanol, oil and zein mixture is membrane filtered to restrain zein from the mixture and pass an oil and ethanol mixture. The zein and/or oil may be concentrated and purified.
Original languageEnglish (US)
U.S. patent number7045607
Filing date8/6/04
StatePublished - May 16 2006

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