Statistical Analysis as a Tool in the Assessment of Detergents Produced from Seed Oils

Robert Ebewele, Sule Olohi Ohikhena, Shaib Ismail Omade


Detergents are materials whose solutions aid in the removal of dirt or other foreign matter from contaminated surfaces. Until the 1940s, soap was the only important detergents. Today, soap is but one of a great many detergent products. The primary ingredient used in detergent manufacture is often called surface active agent or surfactant because it acts upon a surface. Detergents were produced from neat, benzene-modified and esterified seed oils; their properties were compared with those of OMO using statistical analysis (ANOVA). The analyses showed that: rubber seed oil is better than cherry seed oil in the production of detergent, esterification of the oil improved the detergent action and unmodified rubber and cherry seed oils produced soap and not detergent.

Keywords: Detergents, soap, statistical analysis, ANOVA, seed oil, and esterification

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