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Bunch and oil analysis of oil palm: a manual.

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Description

This book serves as a practical guide to describe physical bunch and oil analysis of oil palms. It covers various topics on bunch and oil analysis, health and safety considerations, bunch sampling, physical bunch analysis of stalks, spikelets, fruits and nuts, fruit sampling, nut analysis and measurements of components, oil analysis, oil extraction and measurement and calculation of bunch componen...

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Chapter 7 (Page no: 61)

Oil analysis.

Oil analysis of the mesocarp is determined by extracting the oil from dried mesocarp samples. Before the extraction step is conducted, the wet (fresh) mesocarp sample needs to be dried. Conventional drying of wet mesocarp is done in an oven. Oil is removed by refluxing with n-hexane in a soxhlet apparatus. Once oil extraction is completed, oil yield can be calculated by the difference of mesocarp weight before and after extraction. Oil analysis will obtain the percentage of dry mesocarp to fruit (DM/F); dry mesocarp to wet mesocarp (DM/WM); percentage of oil in dry mesocarp (O/DM); percentage of oil in wet mesocarp (O/WM); and percentage of mesocarp oil in the bunch (O/B).

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 3) Introduction. Author(s): Widodo, P. Nur, F. Nafisah, E. Forster, B. P. Hasibuan, H. A.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 17) Health and safety considerations. Author(s): Widodo, P. Nur, F. Nafisah, E. Forster, B. P. Hasibuan, H. A.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 21) Bunch sampling. Author(s): Widodo, P. Nur, F. Nafisah, E. Forster, B. P. Hasibuan, H. A.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 29) Bunch physical analysis. Author(s): Widodo, P. Nur, F. Nafisah, E. Forster, B. P. Hasibuan, H. A.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 45) Fruit sampling. Author(s): Widodo, P. Nur, F. Nafisah, E. Forster, B. P. Hasibuan, H. A.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 53) Nut analysis. Author(s): Widodo, P. Nur, F. Nafisah, E. Forster, B. P. Hasibuan, H. A.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 75) Recording, calculations and data checks. Author(s): Widodo, P. Nur, F. Nafisah, E. Forster, B. P. Hasibuan, H. A.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Verdant Bioscience, Timbang Deli, Indonesia.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2019
  • ISBN
  • 9781789241365
  • Record Number
  • 20193202229