Potential vegetable sources for biodiesel production: cashew, coconut and cotton

Lafont, Jennifer Judith and Espitia, Amelia Andrea and Sodre, Jose Ricardo (2015) Potential vegetable sources for biodiesel production: cashew, coconut and cotton. Mater Review Sustain Energy, 4 (1).

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Abstract

This work presents a study on crude oil and biodiesel obtained from the seeds of the tropical plants Anacardium occidentale L (cashew), Cocos nucifera (coconut palm) and Gossypium hirsutum (upland cotton). The following crude oil and biodiesel physical–chemical properties were determined: acid number, iodine value, copper corrosivity, density and viscosity at different temperatures. Also, the chemical composition of the fatty acid methyl esters was measured using gas chromatography and a comparison was made with biodiesel from other sources reported in the literature. The analysis pointed out that cashew, coconut palm and upland cotton are potential sources for biodiesel production. Among the biodiesel types tested, cashew showed the highest oxidation stability.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biodiesel � Cashew � Coconut � Cotton � Fatty acid
Subjects: H800 Chemical, Process and Energy Engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Engineering and the Built Environment > Advanced Systems Engineering
UoA Collections > UoA15: General Engineering
Depositing User: $ Ian McDonald
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2016 15:48
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2016 15:48
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/3742

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