Comments on the use of fatty acid methyl esters of linseed and castor oil as biodiesel

Iyer, Ramasubramania (2011) Comments on the use of fatty acid methyl esters of linseed and castor oil as biodiesel. Journal of the American Oil Chemists Society, 88 8: 1271-1273. doi:10.1007/s11746-011-1775-2


Author Iyer, Ramasubramania
Title Comments on the use of fatty acid methyl esters of linseed and castor oil as biodiesel
Journal name Journal of the American Oil Chemists Society   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0003-021X
1558-9331
Publication date 2011-08
Sub-type Letter to editor, brief commentary or brief communication
DOI 10.1007/s11746-011-1775-2
Volume 88
Issue 8
Start page 1271
End page 1273
Total pages 3
Place of publication Heidelberg, Germany
Publisher Springer
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Literature reports propose that fatty acid methyl esters (FAME) of linseed and castor oil can be used as biodiesel. Three comments have been listed below to point out the pitfalls in using these fatty acid methyl esters as biodiesel.

1. Experimental work on the effect of temperature on neat linseed and castor oil fatty acid esters reported a change of chemical structure and physical properties. The temperatures employed in these studies were lower than temperature conditions in a diesel engine.
2. Cetane number violation and insufficient oxidation stability of linseed oil and castor oil FAME.
3. Rheology of degraded castor oil biodiesel and the importance of viscosity in atomization.
Keyword Atomization
Degradation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Letter to editor, brief commentary or brief communication
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