Lecithin addition (0 to 10%) in crude linseed oil was used to investigate the effect of phospholipids on oil filtration at 20°C. The addition of lecithin (more than 2%) results in a decrease in the filtration rate, an increase in the cake resistance, and a modification of the filtration
mechanism from cake resistance to intermediate blocking. At 20°C the lecithin precipitated on the particles and caused sedimentation of a deposit impermeable to oil that slows down the oil flow through the cake. The magnetic stirring is not an efficient way of filtration improvement on
the contrary of filtration at 50°C.