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: March 2013; 4(3)

March 2013

Waste oils as alternative fuel for diesel engine: A review

  Increase in energy demand, stringent emission norms and depletion of oil resources have led the researchers to find alternative fuels for internal combustion engines. On the other hand, waste oils pose a very serious environment challenge because of their disposal problems all over the world. In this context, waste oils are currently receiving renewed interest. The properties of the oil derived from waste...

Author(s): K. Naima and A. Liazid

March 2013

Development of a mathematical model for the esterification of Jatropha curcas seed oil

  In this study, a mathematical model for the esterification reaction of Jatropha curcas seed oil was developed in terms of catalyst concentration, methanol to oil ratio and reaction time. Analysis of the crude Jatropha oil indicates that the free fatty acid (FFA) of the oil was 16.1% having composition of 37.24, 37.13, 15.85 and 9.76% of linoleic, euric, palmitic and stearic acids, respectively. FFA (%)...

Author(s):   K. Mu’azu, I. A. Mohammed-Dabo, S. M. Waziri, A. S. Ahmed, I. M. Bugaje and A. S. Ahmad

March 2013

Quality and chemistry of crude oils

  Physico-chemical characteristics such as API (American Petroleum Institute gravity) specific gravity, pour point, Calorific value, Kinematic viscosities, Reid vapour pressure, Copper corrosion, Water and sediments, Total Sulphur, Distillation range (I.B.P.F.B.P., Total recovery), residue and hydrocarbon contents (saturates, aromatics and polar) of crude oils collected from different oil fields of North...

Author(s): Ghulam Yasin, Muhammad Iqbal Bhanger, Tariq Mahmood Ansari, Syed Muhammad Sibtain Raza Naqvi, Muhammad Ashraf, Khizar Ahmad and Farah Naz Talpur