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Technical complications in expelling and converting Domba oil into biodiesel

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Subhash HathurusinghaSubhash Hathurusingha, G Kahandawa, Nanjappa AshwathNanjappa Ashwath
Desiccated resinous ‘Domba’ (Calophyllum inophyllum L.) kernels were mechanically expelled to obtain oil. The highly viscous cold pressed oil was then converted into biodiesel using four different transesterification protocols in a newly developed programmable biodiesel reactor. This paper describes the difficulties associated with expelling and converting Domba oil from the kernels, and the efforts made to overcome the problems. Amongst the four methods tested, 4-stage transesterification protocol was found to yield better quality biodiesel than the other protocols.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Start Page

1

End Page

4

Number of Pages

4

Start Date

01/01/2009

ISBN-10

1921047623

Location

Rockhampton, Qld.

Publisher

Engineers Australia and CQ University

Place of Publication

Rockhampton Qld.

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Centre for Plant and Water Science; Institute for Resource Industries and Sustainability (IRIS); Uva Wellassa University Sri Lanka;

Era Eligible

Yes

Name of Conference

Central Region Engineering Conference

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