Omega 3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA)

Omega 3 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fatty acids commonly found in marine and plant oils. These are considered essential fatty acids which are required by the human body but cannot synthesize them. Past research has proven that these fatty acids play an important role in brain functioning along with the normal growth and development of the human body. It is also widely believed that they may reduce the risk of heart disease.

In recent years, the global demand for Omega-3 fatty acids is growing at more than 10% per annum. For many years these were only considered as dietary supplements but are now being widely used in nutraceutical and pharmaceutical grade manufacturing.

The SMB (Simulated Moving Bed) technology that Orochem has developed serves the purification needs of these fatty acids in different compositions. We have proved that we are able to purify up to 97-99% by composition of Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA, 20 carbons and 5 double bonds), Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA, 22 carbons and 6 double bonds) and Alpha-linolenic Acid (ALA, 18 carbon and 3 double bonds) using our custom engineered absorbent from different feed stocks commonly available in the market having lower percentages of EPA and DHA (<20%). These purified streams can now be blended in required proportions as per the client requirements.

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Rotary valve apparatus for simulated moving bed separationsOroskar, Anil R. U.S. Patent 8,349,175, issued January 8, 2013.Orochem Technologies, Inc.
Process and adsorbent for separating ethanol and associated oxygenates from a biofermentation systemOroskar, Anil R., Deepak Sharma, David W. House, and Alice M. Havill. U.S. Patent 8,658,845, issued February 25, 2014.Orochem Technologies, Inc.
Purification of montelukast using simulated moving bed A.K. Mandal, K.J. Ranbhan, G.G. Pai, A. Agarwal, R.V. N. Rema, A. OroskarOrochem Technologies, Inc.
Mannose production from palm kernel meal using simulated moving bed separationAnil R Oroskar, Naveen S Sudharsan, Priyanka Anil Oroskar, Omkar M Kulkarni US Patent 9163050 B2, 2012Orochem Technologies, Inc.
SMB process for the purification of ethanol and butanediol with integrated regenerationSharma, Deepak, Rahul K. Keswani, Wahab Mahmood, and Asha A. Oroskar. U.S. Patent 8,704,016, issued April 22, 2014. US Patent 8704016 B2, 2013Orochem Technologies, Inc.
Recovery of highly pure alpha-tocotrienol from crude palm oil extract Oroskar, Anil, Deepak Sharma, Vanshidhar Singh, Anand Oroskar, and Gautham Oroskar. U.S. Patent 8,937,191, issued January 20, 2015. US Patent 8937191 B2, 2012Orochem Technologies, Inc.