Electrical properties of vegetable oils between 20 Hz and 2 MHz

Authors
Corach, Julián; Sorichetti, Patricio Aníbal; Romano, Silvia Daniela
Publication Year
2014
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
Electrical properties (permittivity and conductivity) of vegetable oils were determined in the frequency range from 20 Hz to 2 MHz. Commercial samples of corn, sunflower, soybean, grapeseed, cottonseed, olive, canola and chia oils were measured at temperatures between 300 K and 343 K (stabilized within 0.1 K). The calibration uncertainty in the measuring system was below 1%. In all the measured samples the real part of the relative permittivity decreases with temperature, with a very good fit to a linear function; and it clearly depends on the oil source. The conductivity increases rapidly with temperature, fitting satisfactorily to an Arrhenius function. The values of the activation energy are between 0.34 eV (chia) and 0.46 eV (olive and soybean), and are consistent with previously reported values. These results are relevant for the application of electrical properties to the characterization of oils during transport and storage, and also to monitor the progress of the transesterification reaction.
Fil: Corach, Julián. Universidad de Buenos Aires. Facultad de Ingeniería. Departamento de Ingeniería Mecánica; Argentina. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina
Fil: Sorichetti, Patricio Aníbal. Universidad de Buenos Aires. Facultad de Ingeniería. Departamento de Física; Argentina. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina
Fil: Romano, Silvia Daniela. Universidad de Buenos Aires. Facultad de Ingeniería. Departamento de Ingeniería Mecánica; Argentina. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina
Subject
Vegetable oils
Conductivity
Permittivity
Electrical properties
FAME
Dielectric spectroscopy
Otras Ingeniería Química
Ingeniería Química
INGENIERÍAS Y TECNOLOGÍAS
Access level
Restricted access
License
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Repository
CONICET Digital (CONICET)
Institution
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
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