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Effect of process parameters on yield and conversion of jatropha biodiesel in a batch reactor

Kabbashi, Nassereldeen Ahmed and Nurudeen, Ishola and Alam, Md Zahangir and Mirghani, Mohamed Elwathig Saeed (2015) Effect of process parameters on yield and conversion of jatropha biodiesel in a batch reactor. Fundamentals of Renewable Energy and Applications, 5 (2). pp. 1-5. ISSN 2090-4541

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In a quest for environmental friendly energy source with least pollutants emission due to issues of global warming coupled with dwindling reserve of the fossil fuel, researchers have intensified study on renewable fuels. Among these renewable energy sources, biodiesel stands prominent. Biodiesel production is largely by transesterification of transglycerides of fatty acids almost always in a batch reactor. Of importance in the yield generation and fatty acid methyl esters conversion is the feedstock purity, control of reagents use in production and operation parameters alteration. This is geared towards achieving optimum resource conservation while also minimizing cost and materials wastage. In this study biodiesel was produced from hydrolysate (free fatty acids from hydrolyzed Jatropha curcas oil) using calcinated niobic acid catalyst at controlled rates of process parameters. Yield and conversion up to 97.7% and 100% respectively of the alkyl esters produced. This informs the influence of process parameters significantly on the throughput of the final product.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4286/42899
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biodiesel; Hydrolysate, paramerters, pH
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP690 Petroleum refining and products
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Biotechnology Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Nassereldeen Kabbashi
Date Deposited: 15 May 2015 15:49
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2017 12:22
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/42899

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