Short Courses

Fundamentals of Edible Oil Processing

Saturday, April 29
8:30 am–4:30 pm
Rosen Shingle Creek  

Organizer: Sefa Koseoglu, Filtration and Membrane World LLC, USA

This program offers an overview of oils and fats chemistry, processing steps, and product development as related to product quality. Speakers from industry and academia will review individual unit operations, processing conditions and their effect on minor compounds, chemistry, texture, crystallization, and nutritional quality.

Designed for:

  • Recent graduates and newcomes to oils and fats industry
  • Processors
  • Product Formulators
  • Chemists and Technicians
  • Marketers and business manager who desire to be familiar with the dible oil processing industry.

Tentative Program

Fundamentals of Oils and Fats.
Ignace Debruyne, ID&A Belgium.

Review of Degumming and Refining Technologies.
William Younggreen, Alfa Laval Inc., USA.

Bleaching Basics and Practical Optimization.
Frank Filippini, Oil-Dri Corporation of America, USA.

Catalytic Hydrogenation of Fats and Oils.
Rob Ariaansz, BASF Corporation, USA.

Filtration of Bleached Oils: Optimization and Economy.
Lawrence Low, PMI, Malaysia.

Fundamentals in Choice of Ingredients and Processing Parameters for Specific Crystallized Fat Products.
Pernille Gerstenberg Kirkeby, DuPont Nutrition & Health, Denmark.

Fundamentals of Emulsions and Emulsifiers or Any Oils and Fat Applications Using Emulsion Technology.
Kaustuv Bhattacharya, DuPont Nutrition & Health, Denmark.

Mechanism of Oxidation and Oil Quality Management in Frying and Cooking Oils.
Ignace Debruyne, ID&A, Belgium.

How to Use Analytical Data to Optimize a Refinery.
Chris Dayton, Bunge Global Innovation, USA.

Update on Process and Centrifuge Automation.
Robert Zeldenrust, GEA Westfalia Separator Group GmbH, Germany.

Which Deodorizing System Is Right for You?
Paulo Telles, Crown Iron Works Company, USA.

Advanced Winterization Technology.
Rolf Speck, HF Press+LipidTech, Germany.

New Techniques in Edible Oil Processing and Refinery Optimization

Sunday, April 30
8:00 am–5:00 pm
Rosen Shingle Creek  

Organizer: Sefa Koseoglu, Filtration and Membrane World LLC, USA

This program offers the opportunity for experienced marketing, technical, and plant personnel to meet experts in the field to discuss their current problems and enhance their product innovation or plant operation.

Designed for:

  • Product Technicians
  • R&D Engineers
  • Engineering Supervisor
  • QA Technicians
  • Project Engineers
  • Process Improvement Engineers
  • Business Development Managers
  • Sales and Marketing Specialists
  • Equipment Manufacturers
  • Product Formulators
  • Plant Engineers
  • Processors
  • Chemists
  • Technicians

Tentative Program

Improving the Bottom Line of Oils and Fats Refining.
Ken Carlson, RBD Technologies Inc., USA.

Trends in Sustainable and Mild Oils and Fats Processing.
Wim de Greyt, Desmet Ballestra Group, Belgium.

Your Yield Improvement Tool Box in Refinery.
Peter Lauritz Luke, Aarhus Karlsham, Sweden.

Update on Pressing Technology.
Jon Hanft, HF Press+Lipid Tech, USA;  Jan Ikels, HF Press+Lipid Tech, Germany

Critical Considerations in Filtration During Bleaching Process.
Jaap’t Hart, Filtration Group BV, Netherlands.

The Role of Synthetic Amorphous Silica in Enzymatic Interesterification.
Stan Huddleston, Grace Materials Technologies, USA; Chris Dayton, Bunge Global Innovation, USA.

Optimizing Continuous Deodorization for Quality and Energy.
Jim Willits, Desmet Ballestra North America, USA.

Best Engineering Practices in Process Design and Automation in Vegetable Oil Processing.
Paulo Telles, Crown Iron Works Company, USA.

Waste Water Reduction in Edible Oil Refineries.
Robert Zeldenrust, GEA Westfalia Separator Group GmbH, Germany.

Margarine and Shortening Production.
Klaus Funch Hoeyer, SPX Flow Technology, Denmark.

How to Make a Decision Between Chemical (CIE) or Enzymatic (EIE) Interesterification.
León Pablo Espinosa, Desmet Ballestra North America, USA.

Micronutrient Recovery in Deodorization.
Steen Balchen, Alfa Laval, Malaysia.

The Newest Degumming Technologies Applied for Oilseed Processing. 
Michael Jung, DSM Food Specialties, USA.

Experimental Design and Analysis: Simple Tools to Maximize Product Performance

Sunday, April 30
8:00 am–5:00 pm
Rosen Shingle Creek  

Organizer: Arun Ramchandran, University of Toronto, Canada
In cooperation with the AOCS Surfactants and Detergents Division

The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to the concept of Experimental Design as it applies to formulation and mixture design. The attendees will learn how to define a design space that encompasses all variables of interest, maximize efficiency in choosing the needed experiments to populate the data set, and use statistical tools to validate experimental results and determine the suitability of the model for the application at hand. A brief refresher on the statistical concepts employed will also be provided. This course will rely heavily on examples using Microsoft Excel and Minitab.

Designed for: R&D Chemists and Engineers, R&D Technicians, Technology Managers, QA Technicians, Project Engineers, Business Development Managers, Product Formulators, Plant Engineers, Processors, Chemists, Technicians

Presenter:  Eric "Rick" Theiner, Evonik Industries, USA. 

Eric "Rick" Theiner earned a BS in Chemical Engineering from Christian Brothers University in Memphis, TN, and an MS in Physical Chemistry from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA.  His early career was focused on product development in cleaning compounds for hard surfaces, dishwashing, and laundry in the Industrial and Institutional market segment. For the past 13 years he has also been working to understand and optimize surface interactions through the use of surfactants.  To this end he has used experimental design methods to produce data amenable to treatment via statistical or chemometric methods to produce insight into surfactant behavior.  These insights drive optimal utilization of raw materials in any system of interfaces. He is currently working for Evonik Industries at their Allentown, PA research center.

Tentative Program

Introduction to Experimental Design

  • "Change and Hope" vs. Designed Experimentation
  • Refresher on Common Statistical Tools
  • How to Define the Problem  

Factorial Design Strategies

  • Overview of Factorial Design
  • Using Factorial Design in Screening
  • Examples
  • Risks and Rewards  

Regression Analysis

  • Simple Linear Regression
  • Multiple Regression
  • Residual Analysis  

Response Surface Analysis

  • Central Composite Design
  • Box-Behnken Design

Mixture Design

  • Simplex Design
  • Simplex Centroid

Comprehensive Case Studies