Journal of
Petroleum Technology and Alternative Fuels

  • Abbreviation: J. Pet. Technol. Altern. Fuels
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2360-8560
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPTAF
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 69

Table of Content: April 2012; 3(4)

April 2012

Performance and emission characteristics of karanja methyl esters: Diesel blends in a direct injection compression-ignition (CI) engine

  Biodiesel is a fatty acid alkyl ester which is renewable, biodegradable and non toxic fuel which can be derived from any vegetable oil by transesterification process. One of the popularly used non edible biodiesel in India is karanja oil methyl ester (KOME). In the present investigation, karanja oil based methyl ester (biodiesel) blended with diesel were tested for their use as a substitute fuel for diesel...

Author(s): Nanthagopal K., Thundil Karuppa Raj R. and Vijayakumar T.  

April 2012

Cosolvent transesterification of Jatropha curcas seed oil

  This is paper aimed at characterizing Nigerian Jatropha curcas seed oil in terms of % free fatty acid (FFA), viscosity, calorific, acid, iodine and saponification values and cetane number which were found to conform to those in literature. The GC-MS analysis of the raw oil indicated that oil consisted principally of palmitic, oleic, linoleic and stearic acids. The established operating conditions...

Author(s): I. A. Mohammed-Dabo, M. S. Ahmad, A. Hamza, K. Muazu and A. Aliyu