METHYL-ESTER FROM SAFFLOWER SEED OIL OF TURKISH ORIGIN AS A BIOFUEL FOR DIESEL-ENGINES


ISIGIGUR A., KARAOSMANOGLU F., AKSOY H.

APPLIED BIOCHEMISTRY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY, pp.103-112, 1994 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 1994
  • Title of Journal : APPLIED BIOCHEMISTRY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.103-112

Abstract

The primary problems associated with the use of pure vegetable oils as fuels in compression ignition (Diesel) engines are caused by high fuel viscosity. Transesterification of the oil with short-chain alcohols (such as methanol or ethanol) to corresponding fatty esters is the most promising solution to the high-viscosity problem. In this work, the transesterification method was applied to crude safflower seed oil of Turkish origin using methanol. The variables affecting the monoester yield, such as: