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Coconut waste as a source for biodiesel production

Sulaiman, Sarina and Abdul Raman , Abdul Aziz and Mohamed Kheireddine Taeib, Aroua (2010) Coconut waste as a source for biodiesel production. In: 2010 2nd International Conference on Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering (ICBEE 2010), 2-4 November 2010, Cairo, Egypt.

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Biodiesel industry needs a cheaper and economical viable raw material that can replace the currently used vegetable oil. Obtaining cheaper raw materials are one of the continuous targets of many biodiesel producing facilities since 70 to 95 % of the production costs are attributed to raw materials. One of the main options is to use waste material from animal and plant sources. In this study, coconut waste is used to produce biodiesel using methanol and KOB. The oil content in coconut waste varies from 10-11 wt%. The highest yield, 64 % is achieved with 5 wt% of KOB within 3 hr by mixing raw material and methanol.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 6797/30528 (ISBN: 978-1-4244-8748-6)
Uncontrolled Keywords: wastes; biodiesel; production; raw material; extraction.
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP155 Chemical engineering
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Sarina Sulaiman
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2013 15:57
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2013 15:57
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/30528

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