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Production and characterization of biodiesel from tamarind seed oil


Hanif, Muhammad Asif and Mushtaq, Ayesha and Zubair, Muhammad and Rashid, Umer (2018) Production and characterization of biodiesel from tamarind seed oil. In: 2nd International Symposium on Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology (i-SAMN 2018), 15-16 Aug. 2018, The Everly Putrajaya, Malaysia. (pp. 16-17).


Biodiesel production from food graded oils is not economical due to high prices. Almost 80-85% cost of biodiesel is due to feedstocks. And currently used non-edible, waste oils are not capable of large scale biodiesel production. Therefore, search for other non-edible oil bearing feedstocks is need to be continued. The present investigation is an attempt to use non-edible tamarind seed oil as an inexpensive, sustainable and potential feedstock for biodiesel synthesis. Tamarind seed oil was converted to biodiesel by acid (HCl), base (KOH) and enzyme (immobilized lipase) catalysed transesterification. Tamarind seed biodiesel was found to have low iodine value (26-32) and high cetane number (65-68). Pour point values of biodiesel were ranged from -0.3 to -4.2. The components of produced biodiesel were evaluated by gas chromatographic-mass spectroscopic analysis.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Institute of Advanced Technology
Keywords: Tamarind; Transesterication; Biodiesel; Catalysis; Pour point
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2018 02:27
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2018 02:27
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/65398
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