Quality Control of Palm Oil – Accurate and precise determination of the iodine value

Determination of key quality parameters of palm oil, such as the iodine value (IV), are typically performed using time consuming and costly wet chemical methods.

This application note demonstrates that the Metrohm DS2500 Liquid Analyzer operating in the visible and near infrared spectral region (Vis-NIR) provides a cost-efficient and fast solution for the determination of these quality control parameters in palm oil. With no sample preparation or chemicals needed, Vis-NIR spectroscopy allows for the analysis of palm oil in less than a minute and can be used by anyone.