The Characteristics of Fatty Raw Materials and their Influence on the Properties of Ethyl Biodiesel

Authors(4) :-Waldicio S. Soares, Lucia R. Raddi de Araujo, Aderval S. Luna, Cynthia F. Scofield

Various sources of fat ingredients may be used in the production of biodiesel thus allowing the agricultural potential to be vastly explored. However, in order to do so, the specific characteristics of the biodiesel produced from various raw materials may be known. In this research work, the biodiesel produced by the ethyl transesterification reaction of ten fatty raw materials was characterized according to its acidity index, kinetic viscosity, specific weight and iodine value. The experimental data were used to develop the correlation between each biodiesel property and the characteristics of the fat sources. Biodiesel properties are strongly influenced by the specific fatty esters composition in the raw material. A good correlation was observed between the values estimated by the equations obtained from the multiple linear regression and the experimental values, with exception of the iodine value.

Authors and Affiliations

Waldicio S. Soares
Instituto de Quimica/Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Lucia R. Raddi de Araujo
Instituto de Quimica/Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Aderval S. Luna
Instituto de Quimica/Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Cynthia F. Scofield
Instituto de Quimica/Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 1 | Issue 4 | September-October 2015
Date of Publication : 2015-10-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 178-184
Manuscript Number : IJSRST151440
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X

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Waldicio S. Soares, Lucia R. Raddi de Araujo, Aderval S. Luna, Cynthia F. Scofield, " The Characteristics of Fatty Raw Materials and their Influence on the Properties of Ethyl Biodiesel", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 1, Issue 4, pp.178-184, September-October-2015.
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