Comparison of some fuel properties of biodiesels produced from vegetable oils


ENERGY EDUCATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PART A-ENERGY SCIENCE AND RESEARCH, vol.29, no.2, pp.1073-1082, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


In recent years, interest of the studies on biodiesel production is increasing rapidly as the biodiesel is an eco-friendly product and also a good alternative to the gasoline due to the rapid increases in gasoline prices and as the gasoline will run out soon. Also, as the oil reserves are in certain areas and the countries not having these reserves wanting to reduce dependence on foreign countries for energy, revealed the inevitability of alternative energy sources. Biodiesel vegetable oils can be produced from waste vegetable oils, animal fats and algaes. Vegetable oils evaluated on the basis of countries can vary in type and amount according to the climate change and soil type. In this study, the density, kinematic viscosity, flash point, water content, copper strip corrosion, CFPP, cloud point, pour point and heating value fuel properties of biodiesels produced by transesterification method from eight kinds of oils such as peanut oil, sunflower oil, olive oil, grape seed oil, canola oil, safflower oil, soy bean oil, cottonseed oil are determined, compared to each other and their compliance to the standard IS EN 14214 is investigated.