The effects of different absorbent types on changes in benzo[a]pyrene (BaP) and volatiles in sesame oil during filtration processes were investigated using gas chromatography–mass spectrometry analysis. The BaP content was greatly reduced after filtration using powdered activated carbons (activated carbon made from peat: PP, activated carbon made from coconut shell: PC, activated carbon made from wood: PW) in comparison to granular activated carbons (activated carbon made from coconut shell: GC, activated carbon made from wood: GW). The BaP content in sesame oil was also considerably reduced when filtrated with a PW–acid clay mixture in comparison to PW–kaolin and PW–celite mixtures. Most volatile compounds were also greatly reduced after filtration using powdered activated carbons (PP, PC, and PW) in comparison to granular activated carbons (GC and GW). These results might be due to the relatively ionic structure on the surface and internal surface area of absorbent pores.
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This work was supported by a Grant (13162MFDS051-2) from the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety in 2014 and BK21 FOUR (Fostering Outstanding Universities for Research, 4299990914600).
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- Activated carbon
- Sesame oil
- Volatile compounds