39th CSN Annual International Conference

Production of methylester (biodiesel) using melon seed oil as a raw material

Agbo I. U.
  • Agbo I. U.
  • Department of Pure and Industrial Chemistry, Faculty of physical Sciences, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria.
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Onyezeka E.G.
  • Onyezeka E.G.
  • 2Department of Chemistry, College of Physical and Applied Sciences, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State, Nigeria.
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  • Article Number - 044D564


The production of the methyl ester was carried out using raw melon seed oil as a raw material through the process of transesterification. The most important variable which influences the transesterification reaction time and conversion were put into consideration.


Key words: Biodisel, transeterification, methyl ester.