Density of jatropha curcas seed oil and its methyl esters: measurement and estimations

Veny, H. and Baroutian, S. and Aroua, M.K. and Hasan, M. and Abdul Raman, Abdul Aziz and Sulaiman, N.M.N. (2009) Density of jatropha curcas seed oil and its methyl esters: measurement and estimations. International Journal of Thermophysics, 30 (2). pp. 529-541. ISSN 0195-928X,

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Density data as a function of temperature have been measured for Jatropha curcas seed oil, as well as biodiesel jatropha methyl esters at temperatures from above their melting points to 90 (A degrees) C. The data obtained were used to validate the method proposed by Spencer and Danner using a modified Rackett equation. The experimental and estimated density values using the modified Rackett equation gave almost identical values with average absolute percent deviations less than 0.03 for the jatropha oil and 0.04 for the jatropha methyl esters. The Janarthanan empirical equation was also employed to predict jatropha biodiesel densities. This equation performed equally well with average absolute percent deviations within 0.05. Two simple linear equations for densities of jatropha oil and its methyl esters are also proposed in this study.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Int. J. Thermophys. ISI Document Delivery No.: 428JE Times Cited: 2 Cited Reference Count: 24 Veny, Harumi Baroutian, Saeid Aroua, Mohamed Kheireddine Hasan, Masitah Raman, Abdul Aziz Sulaiman, Nik Meriam Nik SPRINGER/PLENUM PUBLISHERS NEW YORK
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biodiesel Density Jatropha curcas seed oil Transesterification
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammed Salim Abd Rahman
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2013 01:29
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2019 07:46

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