Liquid-Liquid Extraction of Phytosterols and Other Valuable Compounds from Tall Soap
a Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, b Institute of Systemic Biology and Ecology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, České Budějovice, c Technological Park, Chomutov
The sulfate process of wood pulping provides vast amounts of waste tall soap which is used at present mainly as the energy source for pulp mills. However, some substances released from wood proved to have a beneficial or therapeutic effect. Tall soap obtained from seven sulfate processes were investigated for their content of valuable components, in particular phytosterols. Tall soaps from different pulp mills afforded materials in different amounts and quality.
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