An Experimental Investigation of Karanja Biodiesel Production in Sarawak, Malaysia

Harreh, Dewi and Saleh, Aa A. and Reddy, A. N.R. and Hamdan, Sinin (2018) An Experimental Investigation of Karanja Biodiesel Production in Sarawak, Malaysia. Journal of Engineering (United States), 2018. ISSN 23144904

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The application of nonedible feedstock for the production of biodiesel has become an area of research interest among clean energy experts in the past few years. This research is aimed at the utilization of Pongamia pinnata (karanja), a nonedible feedstock from the state of Sarawak, Malaysia, to produce biodiesel to be known as crude karanja oil (CKO). A one-step transesterification process utilizing 7: 1-10: 1 wt% methanol (CH3OH) and 0.5-1.2 wt% sodium hydroxide (NaOH) at 65°C for 1.5 hrs has been used for the biodiesel production yielding 84% conversion. The physiochemical properties of the CKO produced revealed that it conforms with EN14214 standards for brake power (BP), brake specific fuel consumption (BSFC), and brake thermal efficiency (BTE) as they are all noted be optimal at B40. © 2018 Dewi Harreh et al.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pongamia pinnata, karanja, biodiesel, crude karanja oil, CKO, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2018 00:56
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2019 01:10

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