The pre-esterification of SFFO was conducted at two different temperature namely room temperature (32degC and at 60degC) to find out the optimal temperature for the esterification.
Transesterification of SFFO was conducted using various concentrations of KOH (0.
Effect of the molar ratio of methanol on the transesterification of SFFO
The TE of SFFO was conducted using different molar ratios of methanol (3:1, 6:1, 9:1 and 12:1), while other parameters were kept constant (0.
Transesterification of SFFO was performed using various durations (30,60,90 and 120 min.
It can be seen from (Table 2) that fuel properties of SFFO have been markedly enhanced due to ABCT.
Thus one can conclude that biodiesels based on SFFO can be used as fuel in diesel engines without any modification of the engine.