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2012 (Vol. 4, Issue: 24)
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SATTVA-Statistical AffirmativeTesting Tool for Various Adulterants

Durga Karthik and K. VijayaRekha
Corresponding Author:  Durga Karthik 

Key words:  Adulteration, chromatography, edible oil, fat, food, principal component analysis,
Vol. 4 , (24): 5357-5360
Submitted Accepted Published
March 18, 2012 April 14, 2012 December 15, 2012

The aim of the study is to determine the adulterants in edible oil using Chromatography and authenticate the output using Statistical methods. Sattva in Sanskrit means Purity that is food should be healthy and unadulterated so as to strengthen the equilibrium of our human system. On consuming adulterated food it affects the digestive system, leads to metabolic disorders like diabetes, cardiac problems, also affects the human Mind and in turn the society. Food gives energy that includes carbohydrate, protein, fat, minerals and vitamins, of which fat constitutes 30% of the energy store. Edible oil is a source of fat that is consumed in large quantities across the world. In the proposed study, Sunflower oil adulteration with other cheaper oils detection using chromatography is identified. Using Principal component analysis the chromatographic results are authenticated.
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Durga Karthik and K. VijayaRekha, 2012. SATTVA-Statistical AffirmativeTesting Tool for Various Adulterants.  Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, 4(24): 5357-5360.
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