Analysis on the Physicochemical Properties of Palm Oil Within Isialangwa Local Government Area of Abia State, Nigeria
International Journal of Bioorganic Chemistry
Volume 2, Issue 4, December 2017, Pages: 159-162
Received: Feb. 9, 2017; Accepted: Apr. 7, 2017; Published: May 20, 2017
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Nwosu-Obieogu Kenechi, Chemical Engineering Department, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umuahia, Nigeria
Aguele Felix, Chemical Engineering Department, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umuahia, Nigeria
Chiemenem Linus, Chemical Engineering Department, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umuahia, Nigeria
Adekunle Kayode, Chemical Engineering Department, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umuahia, Nigeria
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Abstract
Physichochemical analysis of palm oil purchased from some markets in Isiala-Ngwa local government area was carried out to determine the level of adulteration and compared with SON standard for palm oil. The results obtained showed that the palm oil samples from Umuihie had the lowest moisture content value of 0.14 %, though none of the sample exceeded the SON standard of 0.29%, the flash point, fire point, smoke point and specific gravity conformed within same standard. The sample from Umuihie had the closest iodine value of 44.60mg/g and 203.50mg/g for saponification value as compared to 45-53mg/g for iodine value and 195-205 mg/g for saponfication value given by SON also the peroxide value and free fatty acid, all conformed with the standard. Though, the level of conformity of Umuihie sample to SON standard was the closest, other samples were still close, hence there is likelihood that most of oil sold in the markets within Isialangwa Local Government Area are not adulterated.
Keywords
Palm Oil, Adulteration, Physicochemical Properties, Analysis
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Nwosu-Obieogu Kenechi, Aguele Felix, Chiemenem Linus, Adekunle Kayode, Analysis on the Physicochemical Properties of Palm Oil Within Isialangwa Local Government Area of Abia State, Nigeria, International Journal of Bioorganic Chemistry. Vol. 2, No. 4, 2017, pp. 159-162. doi: 10.11648/j.ijbc.20170204.11
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