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Discrimination on Agarwood oil quality: from engineering perspective

Ismail, Nurlaila and Fazalul Rahiman, Mohd Hezri and Taib, Mohd Nasir and Abdul Rahim, Ruzairi (2017) Discrimination on Agarwood oil quality: from engineering perspective. In: Sensor & Its Applications. Series 3 . Penerbit UTM Press, pp. 59-90. ISBN 9789835214189

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Abstract

Agarwood or gaharu is the resin impregnated heartwood of the Aquilaria species, a genus which belongs taxonomically to the Thymelaeaceae family. The oil extracted from agarwood is getting high demand in the market due to its wide usages for example as an incense in religious ceremony, in perfumery ingredient and traditional medicine preparations [1]. Not limited to that, agarwood oil become as a symbol of wealth and it is burnt during wedding ceremony especially in the Middle East countries [1]. The agarwood oil is traded accordingly to its quality. High quality oil is sold at high price and low quality is sold at cheap price. The oil trading basically is based on its physical properties such as colour and odour. Dark colour and long lasting odour are classified as high quality and sold at premier price [8]. It is normal for a high quality oils to cost between USD126 to USD633 per tola (12 ml) [2]. Furthermore, the wood prices for low qualities are from USD19 per kg and up to USD100,000 per kg for superior quality [1, 9].

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering > Department of Robotic and Mechatronic Engineering
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2019 08:46
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2019 08:46
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/10492
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