Practical Handbook on Biodiesel Production and Properties

By Mushtaq Ahmad, Mir Ajab Khan, Muhammad Zafar, Shazia Sultana

© 2012 – CRC Press

167 pages | 138 Color Illus.

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pub: 2012-09-24
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About the Book

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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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI013060
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Industrial & Technical
TEC009010
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Chemical & Biochemical
TEC010000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General
TEC031030
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Power Resources / Fossil Fuels