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Modeling and simulation of melting curves and chemical interesterification of binary blends of vegetable oils

Abstract : A Solid Liquid Equilibrium model coupled with analgorithm for direct minimization of the Gibbs free energy function was used to compute the melting profiles for binary blends of vegetable oils. The effect of interest erification on the Solid Fat Content (SFC) is simulated by using a completely random distribution of fatty acids on the glycerol structures. The methodology was applied to different blends of 6 vegetable oils: canola oil, fully hydrogen ated palm oils tear in, palm oils tear in, cotton seed oil, milk fat and corn oil. The predicted results were compared with experimental data from literature and the average absolute error in SFC was 3.33 (physical mixture without interesterification) and 4.13% (after interesterification). Additionally, two qualitative aspects also observed inexperimental works could be computationally detected: the existence of temperatures in which the blends have the same SFC before and after reaction and the fact that randomized blends tend to melt at lower temperatures than their corresponding mixtures. The results reinforced the potential use of computer-based tools to explore new formulations aiming to match a desired melting range, reducing the experimental efforts in product design where vegetable oils are used and the thermal profile has a fundamental role.
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Moises Teles dos Santos, Vincent Gerbaud, G. A. C. Le Roux. Modeling and simulation of melting curves and chemical interesterification of binary blends of vegetable oils. Chemical Engineering Science, Elsevier, 2013, vol. 87, pp. 14-22. ⟨10.1016/j.ces.2012.09.026⟩. ⟨hal-00876439⟩

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