Thermally decomposed ricebran oil as a diesel fuel

Authors

  • O. A. Megahed Fats and Oils Dept., NRC
  • S. T. Keera Egyptian Petroleum Research Institute
  • R. I. Abdallah Egyptian Petroleum Research Institute
  • F. A. Zaher Egyptian Petroleum Research Institute

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3989/gya.1998.v49.i2.716

Keywords:

Fuel properties, Ricebran oil, Thermally decomposed

Abstract


Ricebran oil; a non edible oil, was thermally decomposed using different loads of calcium oxide as catalyst. The fuel properties of the cracked product were evaluated as compared to those of diesel fuel. The considered properties included the calorific value, flash point, viscosity, pour point, distillation characteristics, cetane number in addition to some other fuel properties. The results had shown that the fuel properties of the decomposed oil were quite similar to those of standard diesel fuel. The calorific value was 80-90% that of diesel fuel and the viscosity was sligthy higher. The prepared fuel was advantageous over diesel fuel as the former was completely free from sulfur, which on fuel combustion produces corrosive gases of sulfur oxides.

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.

Downloads

Published

1998-04-30

How to Cite

1.
Megahed OA, Keera ST, Abdallah RI, Zaher FA. Thermally decomposed ricebran oil as a diesel fuel. grasasaceites [Internet]. 1998Apr.30 [cited 2022Dec.10];49(2):165-9. Available from: https://grasasyaceites.revistas.csic.es/index.php/grasasyaceites/article/view/716

Issue

Section

Research

Most read articles by the same author(s)