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Clean Energy for Sustainable Development by Kalam Azad, Mohammad Rasul, Subhash Sharma

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Chapter Fourteen

Assessment of Physical, Chemical, and Tribological Properties of Different Biodiesel Fuels

M. Mofijur1, M.G. Rasul1, N.M.S. Hassan1, H.H. Masjuki2, M.A. Kalam2, and H.M. Mahmudul3     1Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, QLD, Australia     2University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia     3University Malaysia Pahang, Pahang, Malaysia

Abstract

Fuel properties of biodiesels are influenced by the physical features of the fatty acid composition, such as the degree of unsaturation, the percentage of saturated fatty acid, monounsaturated fatty acid, and polyunsaturated fatty acid. Fuel properties are the key factors in determining the suitability of any fuel as an alternative fuel. In this study, biodiesels from five different ...

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