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Title: RECOVERY AND CONVERSION OF PALM-OLEIN DERIVED USED FRYING OIL TO METHYL ESTER FOR BIODIESEL
Authors: OKPE, INNOCENT
Issue Date: Nov-2007
Abstract: Used frying oils (fried palm oils) degrade with use and beyond the limits, the excessive free fatty acids (FF A), peroxide value (PV) and polar components preclude their further use in food applications. Unless, they are purified by very effective adsorbent systems such as silica gel. Silica gel was use to reduce some of the poor quality parameters of the oil. Although, pretreatment of the use frying oils with this adsorbent could improve the oil quality to certain extent, the oil can only be used for non food applications. The free fatty acids and peroxide value of the pretreated oils subjected to adsorbent treatment was reduced to 31.14% and 47.8%. The pretreated use fried palm oil was converted into methyl esters as biodiesel via transestrification reaction. The methyl esters produced had comparable fuel properties as petroleum diesel; hence it can be used as a diesel substitute.
Description: RECOVERY AND CONVERSION OF PALM-OLEIN DERIVED USED FRYING OIL TO METHYL ESTER FOR BIODIESEL
URI: http://http://dspace.futminna.edu.ng/jspui/handle/1/1705
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