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Title: Methanolysis of Pongamia pinnata (karanja) oil for production of biodiesel
Authors: Meher, L C
Naik, S N
Das, L M
Keywords: Karanja oil
Biodiesel
Transesterification
Issue Date: Nov-2004
Publisher: CSIR
IPC CodeInt. Cl.7: C 12 P 7/02
Abstract: The present study deals with the transesterification of Pongamia pinnata oil by means of methanol to study the feasibility of methanolysis process by using potassium hydroxide catalysts. The yield of biodiesel obtained was >97 per cent by using oil/methanol molar ratio 12:1, potassium hydroxide as catalyst, at 65oC and stirring at 360 rpm in 3 h. The biodiesel was characterized by TLC and HPLC analysis to determine the fatty acid methyl esters, mono-, di- and triglycerides and glycerol. The properties like viscosity, flash point, cloud point, and pour point have been determined for accessing the fuel quality of karanja based biodiesel.
Page(s): 913-918
ISSN: 0975-1084 (Online); 0022-4456 (Print)
Source:JSIR Vol.63(11) [November 2004]

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