Theses and Dissertations

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University


Silva, L. Juan

Committee Member

Hernandez, Rafael

Committee Member

Schilling, Wes

Date of Degree


Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access


Food Science and Technology

Degree Name

Master of Science


College of Agriculture and Life Sciences


Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Health Promotion


Oxidative storage stability was conducted to determine the optimum antioxidant for the production of catfish methyl esters (CFME) for use as biodiesel. Peroxide value, anisidine value, 2-thiobarbituric reaction substances, acid value, iodine value, UV absorbance, and induction period were measured. Antioxidant, stability parameters changed over a storage time of one year when stored at 25°C. The CFME were not stable to oxidation without the addition of TBHQ. When stored at 25°C, oxidative parameters indicated that CFME was a stable product that met oxidative stability standards when TBHQ was added. When held at 80°C for 28 days, the samples with TBHQ were stable to oxidation. However, the acid value rose above the maximum at 28 days. Thus, CFME can be stable to oxidative breakdown when THBQ was added at 800 ppm, but when exposed to high temperatures, one will have to limit water or protect CFME against hydrolytic rancidity.



oxidative storage stability||catfish methyl esters||antioxidant