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Title: Methanolysis of <i style="">Pongamia pinnata</i> (karanja) oil for production of biodiesel
Authors: Meher, L C
Naik, S N
Das, L M
Keywords: Karanja oil
Issue Date: Nov-2004
Publisher: CSIR
Series/Report no.: Int. Cl.<sup>7</sup>: C 12 P 7/02
Abstract: The present study deals with the transesterification of <i style="">Pongamia pinnata</i> 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 65<sup>o</sup>C 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.
Description: 913-918
ISSN: 0975-1084 (Online); 0022-4456 (Print)
Appears in Collections:JSIR Vol.63(11) [November 2004]

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