An integrated microwave-steam sterilisation method to add value to loose oil palm fruits

Syed Mohammad Ahsan Shah, Arshad Adam Salema, Yee Ying Lee, Poovarasi Balan, Nik Suhaimi Mat Hassan, Yosri Mohd Siran, Syahril Anuar Md Rejab

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Abstract

Loose oil palm fruits are often left uncollected in large quantities while harvesting fresh fruit bunches, which incurs considerable losses in crude palm oil yield. However, the free fatty acid content in loose fruits is undesirably high, affecting palm oil quality. An integrated microwave-steam sterilisation method in which steam exiting the fruits during vaporisation is entrapped and used to complement the heat treatment process is carried out to study the effect on the drying rate and palm oil quality. Results showed that sterilisation duration was reduced by 11.66%. Palm oil with excellent hydrolytic and oxidative stability was acquired, thus, boosting oil value that can facilitate post-processing in palm oil mills.
Original languageEnglish
Pages35-39
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jun 2022
EventE-Symposium on Sustainable Transformation of Plant-based Oils and Wastes 2022 - Monash University Malaysia, Bandar Sunway, Malaysia
Duration: 22 Feb 202223 Feb 2022
Conference number: 2nd

Seminar

SeminarE-Symposium on Sustainable Transformation of Plant-based Oils and Wastes 2022
Abbreviated titleE-SSTPOW 2022
Country/TerritoryMalaysia
CityBandar Sunway
Period22/02/2223/02/22

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