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Practical Handbook on Biodiesel Production and Properties

ISBN 9781466507432
Published September 25, 2012 by CRC Press
167 Pages 138 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

Biodiesel—a fuel substitute produced from vegetable oils, animal fats, or algae—is one of the most important renewable natural resources for agrarian countries. The justification for developing biodiesel as an alternate fuel is manifold, and rising crude oil prices and the vulnerability of energy security have made biodiesel necessary and inevitable.

The Practical Handbook on Biodiesel Production and Properties has assembled and analyzed the recent trends of biodiesel research, production, and implementation. It includes practical guidance on the identification of plant resources and their distribution, botanical description, palynology, oil extraction, production process, and biodiesel yield.

The production and usage of biodiesel will strengthen the agricultural sector, provide energy to remote areas without access to conventional energy, contribute towards economic development, and increase industrial activity. Drawing on both scientific and participatory processes, this book enables the successful utilization and commercialization of biofuel technology.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Biodiesel: Biodiesel: A Historical Overview. Biodiesel: An Alternative Fuel. Biodiesel Market. Biodiesel Advantages. Biodiesel Impacts. Biodiesel Production: Global Biodiesel Sources. Chemistry of Oil and Biodiesel. Oil Extraction. Commercial Oil Extraction. Biodiesel Synthesis. Factors Affecting Transesterification Reaction. Biodiesel Fuel Properties. Biodiesel: Technical Aspects. Biodiesel Yielding Plants and Fuel Properties: Canola. Carthame. Castor Bean. Cotton. Indian Hemp. Jatropha. Linseed. Milk Thistle. Mustard. Neem. Peanut. Pongame. Rice Bran. Rocket Seed. Sesame. Soybean. Sunflower. White Mustard.

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