Cedar milk – fine particles of crushed pine suspended in water. The particle size has a direct impact on the full absorption of the product by a human body, its medicinal and nutritional properties. The particle size also affects total stability of the cedar milk emulsion, on which mainly determine the quality of the product.
In order to achieve sufficient emulsion stability optimal particle diameter of 0.1-0.01 microns is required. This precision can only be obtained by utilization of colloidal grinding model such as CML.
There are two stage to emulsion production. First, coarse grinding is performed where pine nuts are broken. Second, grinding is carried out in water – it is mixed with water and dispersed. Colloid Mill model KLM achieves 80% of particles having size of 0.1-0.01 microns. Such distribution gives cedar milk the stability it needs to be considered a high quality product.
If the desired size of the nut particle is 1024-16 microns then the processing time is quite significant and it is not suitable for industrial application. Therefore, it is recommended to decrease the desired particle size. When the desired particle size is 16 microns or less processing time is considered acceptable for dispersion.
CML’s productivity is mainly determined by time required for the grinding of suspended particles to a predetermined size. The latter can be adjusted by changing the gap between the rotor and the stator of colloid mill.