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: May 2013; 4(5)

May 2013

Wood fuel consumption in Nigeria and the energy ladder: A review of fuel wood use in Kaduna State

  Rural areas of developing countries are very dependent on biomass fuels such as wood fuel and dried dung for their energy consumption. Wood fuel as a source of energy plays a vital role in household energy requirements, due to increasing economic hardship in the country, many people are finding it increasingly difficult to afford conventional fuels in Nigeria. Wood fuel in Kaduna State is the most highly...

Author(s): S. G. Zaku, A. Kabir, A. A. Tukur and Jimento I. G.

May 2013

Performance analysis of IC engines with bio-diesel jatropha methyl ester (JME) blends

  Petroleum products resources are limited and their consumption rate is increasing very fast with technological development since the last two decades. The emissions from the usage of these petroleum products pollute the environment considerably. Jatropha oil is one of the renewable energy resources which are easily available in India. This study investigates the percentage substitution of jatropha methyl...

Author(s): Venkata Ramesh Mamilla, M. V. Mallikarjun and G. Lakshmi Narayana Rao

May 2013

Melothria maderaspatna seed oil: A low cost feedstock for biodiesel production using crystalline manganese carbonate, a green catalyst

  This research focuses on the production of biodiesel from low cost feedstock such asMelothria madraspatana seed oil via MnCO3 catalyzed transesterification process at 60°C, investigating the effects of process parameters such as molar ratio of feedstock to methanol, catalyst quantity, and reaction time on biodiesel yield. The biodiesel was successfully produced via transesterification process...

Author(s): Y. Rajeshwer Rao, P. K. Zubaidha, J. Narender Reddy, D. D. Kondhare, S. Sushma Deshmukh, P. S. Santhoshi and Varala Ravi