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A Review Study of Agarwood Oil and Its Quality Analysis

Nurlaila, Ismail and Nor Azah, Mohd Ali and Mailina, Jamil and Mohd Hezri, Fazalul Rahiman and Saiful Nizam, Tajuddin and Mohd Nasir, Taib (2013) A Review Study of Agarwood Oil and Its Quality Analysis. Jurnal Teknologi, 68 (1). pp. 37-42. ISSN 2180-3722

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Abstract

This paper presents an overview of analysis agarwood oil and its quality grading. The review suggested agarwood oil can be graded according to their chemical properties and so that there is a common standard recognized worldwide on grading the agarwood oil. Analysis based on chemical profiles is required to ensure that agarwood oil can be classified based on their respective classes or grades where the accurate results can be measured. Conventionally, the grading of agarwood oil is performed by trained human graders (sensory panels) depends on its physical appearance such as color, odor, high fixative and consumer perception. However, this method is limited due to human nose cannot accept many samples in one time and easily get fatigues especially when dealing with continuous production. The human sensory panel also limited in terms of subjectivity, poor reproducibility, time consumption and large labour expense. These are constraining factors in increasing agarwood oil trade and market penetration.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Industrial Sciences And Technology
Depositing User: Mrs. Neng Sury Sulaiman
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2016 04:26
Last Modified: 01 May 2018 23:30
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/6399
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