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Physical characterisation of some honey samples from North-Central Nigeria

James, O. O. and Ajanaku, K. O. and Ogunniran, K. O. and Siyanbola, T. O. (2009) Physical characterisation of some honey samples from North-Central Nigeria. International Journal of Physical Sciences, 4 (9).

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Some physicochemical properties (water content, sugar content, viscosity, pH and conductivity) were determined for honey samples from North-Central Nigeria to evaluate their global behaviour and comparison with other honey samples. The water content and sugar content varied within the range of (18.22 - 36.82%) and (63.82 - 80.25%) respectively. The pH increased with increase in water content and the conductivities of the samples had correlation with proportion of minor constituents in the honey samples. The relationship among water content (w), temperature (t) and viscosity (�) for different honey samples of may be represented as � = 17.678× 103 exp (-0.32w - 0.088t). The temperature dependence of viscosity was evaluated with Arrhenius model, the activation energy with value of 70.07 kJ/g is fairly unaffected by moisture content.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Chemistry
Depositing User: Dr Tolutope Siyanbola
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2016 12:11
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2016 12:11

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