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Anti-oxidant property of eichhornia crassipes in oil samples

Opia, A. C. and Abdul Hamid, M. K. and Samion, S. (2019) Anti-oxidant property of eichhornia crassipes in oil samples. International Journal of Engineering and Advanced Technology, 8 (6). pp. 2404-2410. ISSN 2249-8958


Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.35940/ijeat.F8529.088619


This study on Eichhornia Crassipes focus on its advantageous contribution to oil sample protection through its anti-oxidant and anti-corrosion properties. It was discovered to possess antioxidant constituents of phospholipid with strong structure of amphipathic molecules with much of hydrophobic strength. Eichhornia Crassipes contain triglycerides known as lutein, lycopene, α-Tocopherol, zeaxanthin, astaxanthin which help in protecting lubricants against oxidation, corrosion, thermolysis and hydrolysis. These good potential helps in neutralizing acids also the chitins potential found at the root region of the plant, serves as destroyer for some dangerous contaminants in the lubricant. This function as a key quid in extending the life span of an oil lubricant degradation from occurring. However, the antioxidants still deplete in the process as a result of vigorous reactions to the formation of some acids in the system.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:anti-oxidant, degradation, eichhornia crassipes
Subjects:T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions:Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:90710
Deposited By: Narimah Nawil
Deposited On:30 Apr 2021 07:28
Last Modified:30 Apr 2021 07:28

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