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Biodiesel production: a mini review

Nabeel Adedapo, Adeyemi and Mohiuddin, A. K. M. and Jameel, Ahmed Tariq (2011) Biodiesel production: a mini review. International Energy Journal (IEJ), 12 (1). pp. 15-27. ISSN 1513-718X

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The challenges faced in production of biodiesel from edible and non-edible oils via the transesterification process are discussed. Identified process parameters such as level of FFA, moisture content, Fatty acid composition varies for both edible and non-edible oil affects product quality, as a result, the process continues to be modified using competitive alternative methods. Resources and process limitations are reviewed in this paper and in view of current state of the art processes, technical successes and limitations of biodiesel production from plant and animal fats and oils are compared based on reaction conditions and product formation/purification methods. Furthermore,the paper recommends a combination of production systems to overcome the inherent technical limitations in biodiesel production.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3628/1008
Uncontrolled Keywords: biodesel, edible, non-edible oil, process method, transesterification
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP315 Fuel
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. A K M Mohiuddin
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2011 09:31
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2016 09:42
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/1008

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