The effects of water on biodiesel production and refining technologies: A review

Atadashi, I.M. and Aroua, Mohamed Kheireddine and Abdul Raman, Abdul Aziz and Sulaiman, N.M.N. (2012) The effects of water on biodiesel production and refining technologies: A review. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 16 (5). pp. 3456-3470. ISSN 1364-0321, DOI

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Presence of water during biodiesel production and purification processes, storage and use in compression ignition (diesel) engines causes problems that cannot be ignored. These problems include: difficulties in biodiesel processing especially during alkali-catalyzed transesterification process, deterioration of biodiesel quality, decrease in heat of combustion, corrosion of fuel system components, and acceleration of hydrolytic reaction. Beside use of water during biodiesel purification results in wastewater discharges which causes environmental effects, due to high contents of chemical oxygen demand, biological oxygen demand, and higher pH values. Thus, this study critically analyzed and examined the effects of water on biodiesel production and the refining of crude biodiesel. Furthermore the effects of water on the quality of biodiesel were also examined. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Biodiesel production Feedstocks Homogeneous catalyst and heterogeneous catalyst Water effects Biological oxygen demand Compression ignition Heat of combustion Heterogeneous catalyst High-content Hydrolytic reactions pH value Presence of water Purification process System components Wastewater discharge Biochemical oxygen demand Biodiesel Catalysts Diesel engines pH effects Purification Refining Thermochemistry Fuel storage
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammed Salim Abd Rahman
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2012 03:01
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2019 09:10

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