Investigating the Effect of Catalyst and Deep Eutectic Co-solvent on Purity of Biodiesel Produced from Linseed Oil

N. Momen; H. Pahlavanzadeh

Volume 15, Issue 2 , April 2024, , Pages 187-193

  Nowadays, due to environmental concerns and the reduction in fossil fuel resources, biodiesel is being considered as a renewable alternative or supplement to fossil diesel. In this research, the transesterification method was used to produce biodiesel from low-cost and non-edible linseed oil in the presence ...  Read More

Biodiesel Production from Amygdalus scoparia Using KOH/Al2O3 Catalyst: Optimization by Response Surface Methodology

M. Helmi; A. Hemmati; K. Tahvildari

Volume 12, Issue 1 , March 2021, , Pages 34-44

  The transesterification of Amygdalus scoparia oil to biodiesel was performed and examined through the electrolysis method in the presence of KOH/Al2O3 as a heterogeneous catalyst at room temperature. A KOH/Al2O3 as solid base catalyst was prepared through the impregnation of Al2O3 with KOH solution (concentration ...  Read More

Optimization of Biodiesel Production Conditions Using Chlorella vulgaris Microalgae Cultivated in Different Culture Medium: Statistical Analysis

R. Farzandi; H. Nayebzadeh; M. Hokmabadi; N. Saghatoleslami

Volume 11, Issue 3 , September 2020, , Pages 212-220

  The effect of cultivation culture on the biodiesel yield produced from in-situ transesterification of Chlorella vulgaris microalgae was assessed. Firstly, the algae were cultivated in Moh202, sterilized wastewater (SW), unsterilized wastewater (USW) mediums. It was found that around ten days were suitable ...  Read More

Performance Evaluation and Emission Characterisation of Biodiesel from Shea Butter on Compression Ignition Engine

E. O. Ajala; F. Aberuagba; M. A. Ajala; A. M. Ayanshola; T. D. Akpenpuun

Volume 11, Issue 1 , March 2020, , Pages 61-69

  Shea biodiesel (SBD) was produced and blended with diesel at various proportions to produce 100B (SBD), 75B, 50B, 25B, and D (diesel) as fuel types. The SBD and other fuel types were characterised by ASTM standard methods for its physicochemical properties. The fuel types were used in a compression ignition ...  Read More

Renewable Energy
Acid Catalysis of Waste Cooking Oils for Biodiesel Production

I. V. Priya; S. V. A. R. Sastry; A. Sahoo

Volume 10, Issue 2 , June 2019, , Pages 91-95

  Sustainable energy source and pollution free environment is the immediate requirement of developing countries. Waste cooking oils of five different origins were considered in the present work for biodiesel production. Attempt was made to study the effect of process variables on acid-catalyzed oil transesterification. ...  Read More

Optimization of Process Parameters of Alkali based Clay Catalyst for the Production of Biodiesel

T. O. Salawudeen; K. K. Salam; A. O. Arinkoola; E. O. Dada; O. O. Oniya; I. Adewale

Volume 9, Issue 4 , December 2018, , Pages 271-276

  Utilization of locally sourced materials promote raw materials Biodiesel was produced by transesterification of palm kernel oil (PKO) with ethanol in the presence of non-synthetic heterogeneous catalyst (combination of KOH/metaKaolin). The process parameters investigated are catalyst (1-6 g), ethanol ...  Read More

Evaluation of Operative Factors on Conversion Efficiency of Biodiesel Production from Waste Cooking Oil

A. Hasheminezhad; S. J. Hashemi; R. Tabatabaie

Volume 9, Issue 2 , June 2018, , Pages 100-104

  Today, the production of biodiesel from waste cooking oil due to its renewability, low cost of production and also low pollution become more popular. In this research, the factors affecting the production of biodiesel by trans-esterification method from waste cooking oil were evaluated. For this purpose, ...  Read More

Modeling and Validation of Some Combustion Parameters in a VCR Engine Fuelled with Argemone mexicana Biodiesel-Diesel Blends Using RSM

H. Joardar; M. K. Parida; A. K. Rout; I. Routaray

Volume 8, Issue 3 , July 2017, , Pages 181-188

  In the present study the methyl ester of argemone oil, prepared by two step transesterification process due to its high acid value was experimented, in a variable compression ratio (VCR) multi-fuel engine to evaluate the combustion parameters like in cylinder pressure (Pr), net heat release rate (NHRR) ...  Read More

Heterogeneous Catalyst HZSM5 in Biodiesel Production from Rapeseed Oil in Batch Process

M. Mohammadpour; G. D. Najafpour; M. Rahimnejad; M. Kiakojouri

Volume 8, Issue 2 , April 2017, , Pages 95-101

  In this paper, HZSM5 zeolite was synthesized through reflux method on support material CaO (25, 35 and 45 wt%) in two specific methods: microwave and impregnation at high temperature. The zeolite catalyst was modified with impregnation of NaOH (2, 4, 8, 12 wt%) at room temperature. The modified zeolite ...  Read More

Optimum Production of Biodiesel from an Underutilized and Potential Feed stock, Kusum Seed Oil

A. K. Yadav

Volume 8, Issue 1 , January 2017, , Pages 6-10

  Day by day the energy consumption is very rapidly increasing. The world’s fossil fuel supply will be depleted in future. The rate of energy consumption is increasing the supply is depleted resulting in inflation and energy shortage. This is called the energy crisis. Alternate or renewable energy ...  Read More

Investigations on Performance and Emission Characteristics of Mix Oil Biodiesel Blends

S. Mohite; S. Kumar; S. Maji

Volume 7, Issue 3 , July 2016, , Pages 255-261

  An experimental investigation was carried out to analyze the performance and emission characteristics of a diesel engine fuelled with  biodiesel blends (10, 20 and 30%) obtained by mixing karanja and linseed oil and diesel. Brake thermal efficiencies of  biodiesel blends were found  to ...  Read More

Synthesis of Biodiesel from Palm Kernel Oil Using Mixed Clay-Eggshell Heterogeneous Catalysts

M. A. Olutoye; O. D. Adeniyi; A. S. Yusuff

Volume 7, Issue 3 , July 2016, , Pages 308-314

  The synthesis and characterization of clay-eggshell mixed catalysts was carried out for the transesterification of palm kernel oil using methanol as solvent. Clay from anthill and waste chicken eggshells were powdered and mixed via incipient wet impregnation in 50-50, 80-20 and 20-80% proportions of ...  Read More