Storage Studies on Plant Oil Based Bio-Diesel Fuels

P. K. Gupta, R. Kumar, B. S. Panesar

Abstract


Bio-diesel was prepared from three different oils namely Rice bran oil, Jatropha curcas oil and
Karanja (Pongamia pinnata) oil. These were stored for one year to find out if there was any
change in their quality during storage. Viscosity, free fatty acid content, and density were taken
as quality parameters. All the three parameters showed an increasing trend during the storage
period. This trend was observed in washed as well as unwashed bio-diesel of all the three oils
studied.

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