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Production of biodiesel form Jatropha curcas seed oil

Abdelrahman, Maha A. A and Yassin, Atif A. A. and Hussein, Ismail Hassan and Mirghani, Mohamed Elwathig Saeed and Karama, Abdallah (2017) Production of biodiesel form Jatropha curcas seed oil. Gezira Journal of Engineering & applied Sciences, 12 (1). pp. 59-67. ISSN 1858-5698

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This study was carried out to produce biodiesel from freshly harvested Jatropha curcus (J. curcus) seed oil. J. curcus seeds has high oil content (40%), the free fatty acids ranged between 1.6 - 1.75 %, peroxide value was 2.6 meq/kg, moisture content in crude oil was (0.2 -0.3%) and the saponificatio value was ranged between 185 t0 189 mg KOH/g oil. The main fatty acids were oleic 39.60% and linoleic 34.64%. Unsaturated fatty acids were 75.54%wt, while saturated fatty acids were 24.46% wt. The specifications of biodiesel produced were; density is reduced from 0.9198 to 0.8810 g/cm3. The kinematic viscosity at 40o C was reduced from 36.37 to 4.809 mm2/s, and the flash point was 187oC. Biodiesel produced complies with the requirement of the American Society for Testing and m,aterials (ASTM) standard D6751-09, and the Committee of Standardization in Europe (CEN) standard EN 14214 specifications.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4971/64135
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biodiesel; Jatropha curcas; biodiesel standards.
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Biotechnology Engineering
Depositing User: A Prof Elwathig Mirghani
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2018 21:58
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2019 10:57
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/64135

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