Production characterization and efficiency of biodiesel: a review
Article first published online: 15 FEB 2014
Copyright © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
International Journal of Energy Research
Volume 38, Issue 10, pages 1233–1259, August 2014
How to Cite
2014), Production characterization and efficiency of biodiesel: a review, Int. J. Energy Res., 38: 1233–1259, doi: 10.1002/er.3165, , , and (
- Issue published online: 11 JUL 2014
- Article first published online: 15 FEB 2014
- Manuscript Revised: 29 DEC 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 29 DEC 2013
- Manuscript Received: 19 JAN 2013
- vegetable oil;
- fuel properties;
- engine performance;
Vegetable oil is one of the main first generation liquid biofuels. The fuel characteristics of vegetable oil such as viscosity and atomization cannot be accommodated by existing diesel engines. An alternate process has been developed to improve the fuel characteristics of vegetable oils through the process of alcoholysis to produce a fuel called biodiesel. It can be used in engines as substitute for fossil fuel. This paper reviews the characteristics of different oils available for biodiesel production and the production technologies, engine performance using vegetable oil and biodiesel, and emission studies. Copyright © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.