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  • Chem Sci Trans., 2016, 5(3),  pp 633-638  

    DOI:10.7598/cst2016.1218

    Research Article

    Characterization of Biodiesel Produced from Jatropha Curcas Oil via Acid/Base Catalyzed Transesterification

  • VISHAV DEEPAK SONIA, ANIL KUMAR BHADANA and GAJENDRA KUMAR*
  • Department of Chemistry, Mewar University Chittorgarh-312001, Rajasthan, India
    Department of Chemistry, Venkateshwara University, Gajraula-244236, (UP) India
    Chemical Science Laboratory, Department of Applied Science, Bhagwant Institute of Technology, Muzaffarnagar-251315, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Abstract

    Biodiesel, alkyl ester of vegetable oil is an environment friendly renewable non toxic biodegradable diesel fuel produced by the acid or base catalyzed methanolysis of vegetable oil. The optimized reaction conditions are molar ratio of oil to MeOH 1:6, reaction temperature 65 oC and reaction time 35 minute higher catalyst percentage significantly increased reaction rate and production capacity. The maximum catalyst concentration 1.0 wt.% of oil gives the best conversion 960.05%. The biodiesel were characterized for their physical and fuel properties including density, viscosity, iodine volume, acid volume, cloud point, pure point, gross heat of combustion and volatility (ASTM). The purity and conversion of the biodiesel was analyzed by HPLC.

    Keywords

    Jatropha curcas oil, Methanol, Base catalyst, Transesterification, HPLC

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