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Title: Optimization of Nigerian Restaurant Waste Cooking Biodiesel Reaction Parameters using Response Surface Methodology
Authors: Waheed, M.A.
Samuel, O.D.
Bolaji, Bukola Olalekan
Dairo, O.U.
Keywords: Nigerian Restaurant Waste Cooking Oil
Reaction Parameters
Response Surface Methodology
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: International Journal of Energy Optimization and Engineering, IGI Publishing, Hershey, New York, USA.
Series/Report no.: Volume 3;No. 4, pp. 21-33
Abstract: The present work deals with the production of biodiesel from Nigerian restaurant waste cooking oil (NRWCO) and the optimization of the parameters that influences the alkaline transesterification of NRWCO into biodiesel using response surface methodology. The optimization parameters like oil: oil/methanol molar ratio, catalyst amount and reaction time were done using Design Expert 6.06 software. It was found that the maximum yield of biodiesel was obtained in 79.8 min for 1: 5.9, oil: methanol ratio, 1.2 wt. % KOH amount. A total of 20 experiments using Central Composite Design were carried out. The R2, adjusted R2 and predicted R2 values were 0.982, 0.9657 and 0.9088 respectively show that the experimental values are in good agreement with the predicted values. The properties of biodiesel at the optimized parameters, thus, produced confirm to the ASTM, EN and BIS specifications, making it an ideal alternative fuel for diesel engine.
URI: http://repository.fuoye.edu.ng/handle/123456789/1273
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