TT No. 43: Filtration System to Enhance Processing in palm oil mills

The scope of providing new technologies in palm oil mills has broadened in recent years because of the demand to minimize the milling cost while reducing crude oil quality deterioration. Furthermore the water pollution abatement regulations now demand a more effective control strategy to treat waste water discharged from palm oil mills to meet the […]

TT No. 42: Oleifera Encapsulation to supply vitamins A & E

Tenera (T) is the major commercial oil palm progeny planted in Malaysia. It is a cross between the dura and pisifera varieties, (DxP), belongingto Elaeis Guineensis family originating from West Africa. The crude palm oil extracted from this Tenera variety consists of an equal proportion of saturated (50%) and unsaturated (50%) fatty acids which is high in […]

TT No. 41: PORIM Elite Oil Palm Series 3 (Mother Palm)- High Kernel

There is an increasing demand for lauric acid (C12) by the oleochemical industry. Lauric acid is an important raw material in the manufacture of detergents. Coconut (Cocos cifera) copra and oil palm (Elaeis guineensis) kernel are traditional sources of lauric oils. These are cultivated in the tropical regions of the world. PORIM has initiated a […]

TT No. 40: Quality Control Process for Oil Palm Tissue Culture using DNA Probes

Despite the possible occurrence of clonal abnormalities, the prospect of commercializing oil palm tissue culture is still attractive. The move towards commercial production will entail scaling up plantlet production. In such situation, culture inspection by visual means become impractical (Wooi, 1995). In addition, the handling of large numbers of cultures could lead to higher probability […]

TT No. 39: Deinking of Waste Papers

Recycling of paper has been increasingly important primarily due to a number of factors such as (i) diminishing wood supply coupled with social concerns over deforestation (ii) environmental pollution, and (iii) greater global demand for paper. Basically, method for recycling waste paper can be classified into two types (1) to reuse waste paper after pulping […]