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August 4, 2011 12:24pm CST
It is a good news that a chemical filter has been developed by a chemist in IIT Kanpur, India, to recycle cooking oil after frying for use by homes, restaurant kitchens and street food vendors. The filter is a chemical adsorbent material that helps remove undesirable chemicals that begin to accumulate in frying oil when it is used. It also acts as a chemical trap to decontaminate the used oil and restores some of its properties like colour, taste and food value. But the only one drawback so far found out is that the oil cannot be regenerated completely and it can be reused twice or thrice without any harmful effect.
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• United States
19 Aug 11
This is excellent ans sounds like money saving will be a factor. I also believe that re-using it in the long wrong will prevent so much waste.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
8 Aug 11
Although that does sound like something that would be able to save people some amount of money, I'm not really sure that it is a great idea to reuse the oil for cooking. With the crisis that has been faced in terms of fuel, used cooking oil should be changed into a biodiesel fuel that can be used for transportation needs and it would be a little bit better for the environment than traditional fuels. Just a thought, however.
• France
5 Aug 11
This is something that sounds very pleasant to our ears for sure. We can have the junk food and fried items and do not worry about its quality and will like to have as many as they like, if they use the chemical to remove all the dirt from the oil. Cheers mate for the news!
• Philippines
5 Aug 11
some may say the oil it can only use once then throw it after using because it can cause cancer. you do believe on it?
@celticeagle (118254)
• Boise, Idaho
4 Aug 11
We used to use bacon grease again and again. That was when we fried everything. This filter is good in that it decontaminates the used oil. How it can restore food value is alittle iffy to me but interesting. What is the harmful affect after the third reuse? I would wonder.
@savypat (20246)
• United States
4 Aug 11
this sounds like a good idea, I know that cooking oil is very wasteful and I for one don't really want to run my car on it and smell like a fry cook. Can you guess what the smell would be like if we all ran our cars that way? It would be one way to get us to not eat fried foods.
• Virar, India
4 Aug 11
This is good news and it shows great potential in India.
@thetis74 (1525)
4 Aug 11
That sounds really promising. But it must be available in your country for now. It is also like an oil purifier. I guess at least the oil is decontaminated at some point that it can be reused several times it will still prove useful.