Kazakhstan will use innovative technology to produce activated carbon

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The idea to create an innovative enterprise in Kazakhstan in order to process, on industrial scale, the kernels of apricots, peaches, plums and other fruit, was proposed by a group of scientists from Auezov South Kazakhstan State University.

The researchers worked on this unique project for twenty years. Over that period, they registered 15 patents confirming the innovative nature of technology and its novelty compared to existing designs.

“By 35 to 40%, the kernels are composed of valuable oil used in the pharmaceutical, fragrance and food industries,” said Marat Sataev, the Doctor of Sciences. “The novelty of our technology is in the use of electromagnetic fields for preparing the seeds before compression, which will increase by 25% the output of pharmacopeia oil during compression and preserve valuable components during extraction. We propose to purify the oil by using the environmentally clean adsorption refining. We developed a new design for the adsorber, which by the way uses the activated carbon of our own production. This allows to achieve deep purification of oils from colloidal dispersed pigments, waxes, and free fatty acids.”

The enterprise will process 35 thousand tons of primary raw materials annually. The technology involves the calibration, crushing, and separation of kernels. One of the process lines is designed to obtain the oil from the kernels, and the other will allow to get the activated carbon from the shells. The scientists expect to produce 810 tons of activated carbon and 360 tons of oil.