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: January 2013; 4(1)

January 2013

Evaluation of different algal species for the higher production of biodiesel

  Algae are a potential resource for biodiesel production. Scandasmus algae displayed faster growth at a wide temperature range of 4 to 32°C compared to Chlorella vulgaris. As the Conventional fuels are depleting day by day, there is a need to find out an alternative fuels to fulfill the energy demand of the world. Biofuels is one of the best available resources that have come to the...

Author(s): Gulab Chand Shah, Mahavir Yadav and Archana Tiwari

January 2013

Pig-fat (Lard) derivatives as alternative diesel fuel in compression ignition engines

  Prime steam lard obtained from pig fat by rendering was characterized and refined. The lard was transesterified with methanol and sodium hydroxide (as catalyst) at 40, 50, 60, and 70°C. Fuel properties of the fatty acid methyl esters (FAME) or biodiesel were determined alongside that of petroleum derived diesel obtained commercially. Results obtained showed that the saponification and iodine values of the...

Author(s): Ejikeme, P. M., Anyaogu, I. D., Egbuonu, C. A. C. and Eze, V. C.