Characterization and production of Ceiba pentandra biodiesel and its blends

A. S. Silitonga, H. C. Ong, T.m. Indra Mahlia, H. H. Masjuki, W. T. Chong

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Abstract

This paper investigates the opportunity of biodiesel characterization and production from Ceiba pentandra seed oil. The biodiesel production was conducted by two step acid-base transesterification. The process was carried out using acid catalyst (H2SO4) and alkaline catalyst (NaOH). It has been found that the properties of C. pentandra methyl ester fell within the recommended biodiesel standards (ASTM D6751 and EN 14214). Beside, this study also suggests biodiesel-diesel blending to improve the properties of biodiesel such as viscosity, density, flash point, calorific value and oxidation stability. Finally, it can be concluded that this feedstock can be considered as a possible source for biodiesel production.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)855-858
Number of pages4
JournalFuel
Volume108
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2013

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Biofuels
Biodiesel
Oilseeds
Calorific value
Catalysts
Acids
Transesterification
Feedstocks
Esters
Viscosity
Oxidation

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  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Organic Chemistry

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Silitonga, A. S. ; Ong, H. C. ; Mahlia, T.m. Indra ; Masjuki, H. H. ; Chong, W. T. / Characterization and production of Ceiba pentandra biodiesel and its blends. In: Fuel. 2013 ; Vol. 108. pp. 855-858.
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