CDR PalmOilTester: The analysis system of raw and refined palm oil, easy to use and reliable in results

Peroxide Value test in Palm oil

The amount of peroxides on palm oil indicates the degree of primary oxidation and therefore its likeliness of becoming rancid. A lower number of peroxides indicates a good quality of oil and a good preservation status.

Unsaturated free fatty acids react with oxygen and form peroxides, which determine a series of chain reactions that generate the production of smelling volatile substances. Those reactions are accelerated by high temperature and by light and oxygen exposure.

CDR innovative method simplifies and speeds up the standard procedure, because it enables the analysis to be carried out using micro-quantities of samples and to be applied to fats that are difficult to extract.


Principle of the test

R-O-O-R peroxides oxidize Fe2+ ions. The Fe3+ ions resulting from oxidation are grouped and form a red complex. Its colorimetric intensity, measured at 505 nm, is directly proportional to the concentration of peroxides in the sample. Results are expressed as meqO2/Kg.

Calibration curve

CDR PalmOilTester shows a very good correlation with AOCS Official Method Cd 8-53.


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The analyzer for palm oils quality control


CDR PalmOilTester

  • Complete analysis panel, supplied already configured
  • Up to 16 determinations simultaneously
  • Possibility of carrying out analyses of the same sample
  • Integrated printer
  • Full connections (LAN - USB - Bluetooth barcode/QR code reader)