– Being part of a research work presented at the current International Conference & Exhibition of Chemical Society of Nigeria held at the Raw Materials Research and Development Council, 17 Aguiyi Ironsi Street, Maitama District, Abuja, on Wednesday, 25th November, 2020
Mustapha, A Olajide; Adepoju R Adenike and Afolabi Yemisi.
* Department of Chemical, Geological & Physical Sciences, Kwara State University Malete, PMB 1530, Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria.[Email: email@example.com]
The postgraduate work was investigated to analyze yield, turbidity, density, viscosity and HHV of biodiesel from some non-edible seeds oils. Response surface methodology supported the Box-Behnken design was employed to study the effect of the method variables on the biodiesel production from non-edible seeds oils.
According to the ANOVA the results obtained demonstrated that, although non-edible seeds oil were different seeds, the molar ratio and dosage of catalyst were one among the foremost important factors within the yield of biodiesel production. whereas the HHV was the least factors. Additionally, temperature was one of the foremost important factors that increased turbidity, whereas for the HHV, the dosage of catalyst was the most significant factor.
Finally, the dosage of catalyst was one in every of the foremost important factors within the biodiesel production. The optimal conditions for optimum yield were found to be: molar ratio of 6.25, catalyst loading of 0.75 wt. %, response time of 19.08 min, reaction speed of 499.99 rpm, temperature of 24.50oC, the most biodiesel yield under these conditions was 100%.
In addition, the optimal condition for maximum heating value were found to be: molar ratio of 5.60, catalyst loading of 1.01 wt. %, interval of 20 min, reaction speed of 499.59 rpm, temperature of 35.50oC. The utmost biodiesel yield under these conditions was 100%.
Biodiesel has become more attractive due to its economic and environmental benefits.
The research work has been published in the current CSN Journal Edition of 2020 (volume 45, Number 5).