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Production, Physico-Chemical and Cold-Flow Properties of Biodiesel from Jatropha and Karanja Oils

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Chemical Engineering, H.B. Technological Institute, Kanpur-208002, INDIA

Res.J.chem.sci., Volume 4, Issue (12), Pages 9-12, December,18 (2014)


Biodiesel which is derived from triglyceride by (two step process) esterification and transesterification have attracted considerable attention during the past decade as a renewable, biodegradable, environmental friendly and nontoxic fuel. In India, non-edible oils like JBD and KBD oil are available in abundance, which can be converted to biodiesel. Then the comparison of physicochemical properties of KO and KBD and JO, and JBD were done. The various properties of KBD and JBD are found to be comparable with that of PD fuel. This paper investigation the physical-chemical property of KO, KBD, JO, JBD and KBD and JBD blends with PMA cold-flow improvers. Cold flow properties investigation, cloud point, pours point and kinematic viscosity.


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