Characterization of used cooking oil (UCO) and orange peels as the medium of insect repellent / Miradatul Najwa Muhd Rodhi, Puteri Nur Syareena Saifuddin and Harumi Veny

Muhd Rodhi, Miradatul Najwa and Saifuddin, Puteri Nur Syareena and Veny, Harumi (2020) Characterization of used cooking oil (UCO) and orange peels as the medium of insect repellent / Miradatul Najwa Muhd Rodhi, Puteri Nur Syareena Saifuddin and Harumi Veny. Malaysian Journal of Chemical Engineering and Technology (MJCET), 3 (2). pp. 67-75. ISSN 2682-8588

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Abstract

Used cooking oil (UCO) is abundant waste oil in Malaysia, due to its daily use in frying food. The proper way to dispose UCO is yet to be found and creating awareness among Malaysians on disposing and recycling UCO required a long period of time. Therefore, alternative needs to be taken to solve this issue by transforming UCO into a value-added product such as insect repellent. Thus, the objective of this research is to investigate the presence of active functional chemical compounds in UCO and orange (Citrus sinensis) peels powder (limonene) that would help to transform UCO into a repellent. Based on GC-MS analysis, there was presence of fatty acids in UCO such as palmitic acid (C16:0), stearic acid (C18:0), oleic acid (C18:1), myristic acid (C14:0) and capric acid (C10:0). FTIR analysis has proven that orange (Citrus sinensis) peels powder contained limonene compound due to presence of alkene (C=C) group. The results of UCO and orange peels analysis, as well as comparison made with previous studies show that UCO and orange peels powder are potential to be the medium of insect repellent.

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Muhd Rodhi, Miradatul Najwa
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Saifuddin, Puteri Nur Syareena
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Veny, Harumi
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Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry > Physical and theoretical chemistry > Chemical elements
T Technology > TP Chemical technology > Chemicals
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Chemical Engineering
Journal or Publication Title: Malaysian Journal of Chemical Engineering and Technology (MJCET)
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Malaysian Journal of Chemical Engineering and Technology (MJCET)
ISSN: 2682-8588
Volume: 3
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 67-75
Item ID: 43746
Uncontrolled Keywords: Used cooking oil, Fatty acids, Orange peels powder, Limonene Insect repellent
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/43746

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