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Enrichment of Vitamin E from crude palm oil by adsorption-desorption process


Phoon, Kah Yee and Ng, Hui Suan and Mokhtar, Mohd Noriznan and Zakaria, R. and Yim, Hip Seng (2016) Enrichment of Vitamin E from crude palm oil by adsorption-desorption process. In: 3rd International Conference on Agricultural and Food Engineering (CAFEi 2016), 23-25 Aug. 2016, Seri Pacific Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (pp. 480-485).


Palm oil is unique compared to other vegetable oils due to it comprises of mixture of tocopherols and tocotrienols, also known as Vitamin E. In adsorption process, silica gel and Diaion HP 20 were employed to adsorb crude palm oil (CPO). Then, selective desorption process (modified Soxhlet extraction) was carried out to obtain two fractions using difference organic solvents. As a result, Vitamin E enriched oil was obtained when using Diaion HP 20 with methanol as solvent, giving up to 5.23 enrichment factor. Therefore, the proposed adsorption-desorption process has high potential to be applied for Vitamin E enrichment from CPO.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Publisher: Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Keywords: Crude palm oil; Vitamin E; Adsorption; Desorption; Modified soxhlet extraction
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2017 08:31
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2017 08:31
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/50147
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