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Overview effect of biodiesel storage on properties and characteristics

Zakaria, Hanis and Khalid , Amir and Sies, Mohamad Farid and Mustaffa, Norrizal (2014) Overview effect of biodiesel storage on properties and characteristics. Applied Mechanics and Materials , 465. pp. 260-264. ISSN 1660-9336


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Biofuels based on vegetable oils offer the advantage being a sustainable and environmentally attractive alternative to conventional petroleum based fuel. The key issue in using vegetable oil-based fuels is oxidation stability, stoichiometric point, bio-fuel composition, antioxidants on the degradation and much oxygen with comparing to diesel gas oil. This provides a critical review of current understanding of main factor in storage method which affecting the biodiesel properties and characteristics. In the quest for fulfill the industry specifications standard; the fuel should be stored in a clean, dry and dark environment. Water and sediment contamination are basically housekeeping issues for biodiesel. Degradation by oxidation yields products that may compromise fuel properties, impair fuel quality and engine performance. The effect of storage method on the fuel properties and burning process in biodiesel fuel combustion will strongly affects the exhaust emissions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: bio-diesel; properties; storage
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP315-360 Fuel
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Plant and Automotive Engineering
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 12 May 2014 03:54
Last Modified: 12 May 2014 03:54
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/5392
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