TITLE

A Parametric Study on the Production of Bio Fuels from Rapeseed Oil

AUTHOR(S)
Shahbaz, M.; Rasheed, M. A.; Tahir, M. S.; Ahmed, M. A.; Ikram, Adeel
PUB. DATE
December 2013
SOURCE
International Journal of Environmental Science & Development;Dec2013, Vol. 4 Issue 6, p613
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Various research groups are on the way to develop cutting edge techniques for the production of environmental friendly fuels based on new green energy sources [1]. Bio-fuels have potential to reduce the emission of carbon dioxide (CO2) and can help to overcome the global warming issue. Agricultural wastes and edible-oils are potential raw material for the production of energy and biodiesel. Extensive work has been reported on the characterization of agro-wastes and rapeseed oils for the production of fuel palettes and synthetic bio-diesel respectively. The cellulosic materials are generally been used for the production of bio ethanol. The present paper reports the effect of key reaction parameters such as Ethanol/oil ratio, reaction time, catalyst concentration, temperature, type of alkaline catalyst on the yield of the bio-diesel from rape seed oil and ethanol at different operating conditions. The results indicate that ethanol/oil ratio is the most significant reaction parameters on yield. Increase in concentration of ethanol/oil ratio enhances the bio diesel production whereas enhanced catalyst (KOH, NaOH) concentration has negative impact on the yield of bio-diesel.
ACCESSION #
93881011

 

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