Characterization of Biodiesel from Vegetable Oil Using Comprehensive Two-Dimensional Gas Chromatography

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Abstract

Biodiesel from vegetable oils has been analyzed and its suitability for internalcombustion engines has been assessed. The Standard biofuel’s characteristics have beeninvestigated. Gas chromatography (GC) tests were carried out to characterize the fatty acidbehavior. It was found that the mass percentage of saturated fatty acids did not change substantiallywith time, while unsaturated fatty acids increased with time for both B100 and B30. An increase indensity for B100 and B30 with time was noted. Biodiesel density was within the standardization.The calorific values of biodiesel and its blend increased with time. Higher heating value for B100increased from 41 to 43 MJ/kg while B30 increased from 44 to 45 MJ/kg.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplied Mechanics and Materials - Chapter 1: Energy Science and Saving Technology
Pages312-317
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    La Rocca, V., Corriere, F., & Peri, G. (2013). Characterization of Biodiesel from Vegetable Oil Using Comprehensive Two-Dimensional Gas Chromatography. In Applied Mechanics and Materials - Chapter 1: Energy Science and Saving Technology (pp. 312-317)