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Title: Storage stability of mahua oil methyl ester
Authors: Bora, Dilip Kumar
Das, L M
Babu, M K G
Keywords: Antioxidants
Mahua oil methyl esters
Storage stability
Issue Date: Feb-2009
Publisher: CSIR
Abstract: Fatty acid methyl esters (FAME), used as biodiesel, degrade over time, mainly influenced by temperature, presence of light, metal, nature of the container and oxygen. Peroxide value and viscosity increases with increasing storage time of FAME samples. Use of antioxidants [3-tert-butyl-4-hydroxyanisole (BHA), 2, 6-di-tert-butyl-4-methyl-phenol (BHT) and propyl gallate (PrG)] could significantly improve stability of FAME. Storage (1 y) period can be regarded as a more than realistic time span for commercial life of biodiesel.
Page(s): 149-152
ISSN: 0022-4456
Source:JSIR Vol.68(02) [February 2009]

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