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The effects of storage duration on biodiesel derived from waste cooking oil

Azman, Norazwan and Suardi, Mirnah and Khalid, Amir (2014) The effects of storage duration on biodiesel derived from waste cooking oil. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 660. pp. 386-390. ISSN 1662-7482

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Abstract

The use of fossil fuels as energy sources has grown to significantly be likely to have a major environmental impact. Reduction of world oil reserves and increasing environmental concerns have prompted alternative is found and renewable source of energy called biodiesel. Biodiesel fuel from vegetable oil is considered as the best candidates for diesel fuel replacement in diesel engines because of its closer. Fuel prices are going up day by day in the world. Thus, the means and methods have been trying for years to get fuel alternative outcomes. This study investigated the effects of different storage periods used in quality biodiesel blends (B5, B10, B15) of waste cooking oil and diesel fuel under low temperature and the temperature of the environment. Biodiesel samples were stored in glass containers under indoor conditions, and outdoor conditions for 10 weeks in total. These samples were monitored on a weekly basis through the test properties. The experimental density, viscosity, acid value, water content and flash point were discussed in detail. Biodiesel storage at low temperatures is suitable and more advantageous because the impact on the physical properties is minimal and beneficial to slow down the degradation of biodiesel and storage.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: waste cooking oil (WCO); acid value; viscosity; flash point; density; and water content
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: 31 Mar 2015 08:21
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2015 08:21
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/6475
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