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Coconut waste as a source for biodiesel production

By S. Sulaiman, A.A. Abdul Raman and M.K. Aroua

Abstract

Biodiesel industry needs a cheaper and economical viable raw material that can replace the currently used vegetable oil. Obtaining cheaper raw materials are one of the continuous targets of many biodiesel producing facilities since 70 to 95 of the production costs are attributed to raw materials. One of the main options is to use waste material from animal and plant sources. In this study, coconut waste is used to produce biodiesel using methanol and KOH. The oil content in coconut waste varies from 10-11 wt. The highest yield, 64 is achieved with 5 wt of KOH within 3 hr by mixing raw material and methanol

Topics: TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General), TP Chemical technology
Year: 2010
OAI identifier: oai:generic.eprints.org:7424/core361
Provided by: UM Digital Repository

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