Effect of biodiesel-diesel blending on physico-chemical properties of biodiesel produced from Moringa oleifera
journal contributionposted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Md Mofijur Rahman, H Masjuki, MA Kalam, Mohammad Rasul, A Atabani, Md Hazrat Ali, H Mahmudul
The aim of this paper is to study the physical and chemical properties of Moringa oleifera biodiesel and its blends of 10%-90% by volume with petro-diesel according to the American society for testing and materials (ASTM D6751) standards and European standards (EN 14214). It was found that when Moringa biodiesel is blended with diesel fuel, all its fuel properties such as kinematic viscosity (KV), density (D), calorific value (CV), flash point (FP), cloud point (CP), pour point (PP), and cold filter plugging point (CFPP). For example, B10 reduce the viscosity of B100 from 5.05 mm2/s to 3.54 mm2/s (1.4:1). Then developed empirical models of properties are show high regression value (R2) between properties and MOME-diesel blend. It is believed that the results obtained and empirical model proposed in this study will help the researchers to predict the properties of biodiesel-diesel blend which are important parameters to design the fuel system of biodiesel engine.