EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH
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Effect of Blending Ratio on the Fuel Properties of Almond Biodiesel

European Journal of Sustainable Development Research, 2020, 4(3), em0119, https://doi.org/10.29333/ejosdr/7804
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ABSTRACT

Since almond seed oil can be used for biodiesel production, this study is aimed at investigating the effect of different blend ratios on the fuel properties of almond biodiesel. The biodiesel was characterized for the properties of flash point, cloud point, pour point, viscosity, saponification value, peroxide value, acid value, iodine value, density and specific gravity using the Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrophotometer (GCMS). When blended with petrol diesel at ratios of 20%, 30% and 50%, results showed that the properties of the biodiesel obtained at a blend of 20% had properties more similar to the ASTM standard. At that proportion of 20%, the properties of acid value, viscosity, cloud point, pour point and iodine value were found to be 0.95meq/kg, 8.80Cp, 60C, 10C and 41.62gI2/100g respectively, except the flash point which was 720C at biodiesel blend of 50%. This is because increase in blending ratios was found to result in corresponding increase of the properties.

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almond seed biodiesel blending ratio fuel properties

CITATION (APA)

Akhihiero, E. T., & Ebhodaghe, S. O. (2020). Effect of Blending Ratio on the Fuel Properties of Almond Biodiesel. European Journal of Sustainable Development Research, 4(3), em0119. https://doi.org/10.29333/ejosdr/7804
Harvard
Akhihiero, E. T., and Ebhodaghe, S. O. (2020). Effect of Blending Ratio on the Fuel Properties of Almond Biodiesel. European Journal of Sustainable Development Research, 4(3), em0119. https://doi.org/10.29333/ejosdr/7804
Vancouver
Akhihiero ET, Ebhodaghe SO. Effect of Blending Ratio on the Fuel Properties of Almond Biodiesel. EUR J SUSTAIN DEV RES. 2020;4(3):em0119. https://doi.org/10.29333/ejosdr/7804
AMA
Akhihiero ET, Ebhodaghe SO. Effect of Blending Ratio on the Fuel Properties of Almond Biodiesel. EUR J SUSTAIN DEV RES. 2020;4(3), em0119. https://doi.org/10.29333/ejosdr/7804
Chicago
Akhihiero, Ejiro Thelma, and Samuel Ogbeide Ebhodaghe. "Effect of Blending Ratio on the Fuel Properties of Almond Biodiesel". European Journal of Sustainable Development Research 2020 4 no. 3 (2020): em0119. https://doi.org/10.29333/ejosdr/7804
MLA
Akhihiero, Ejiro Thelma et al. "Effect of Blending Ratio on the Fuel Properties of Almond Biodiesel". European Journal of Sustainable Development Research, vol. 4, no. 3, 2020, em0119. https://doi.org/10.29333/ejosdr/7804

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