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International Journal of Bioscience and Biochemistry

Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part A (2021)

Biodiesel production from canola oil with KOH by transesterification process


S Revathi, G Deepa, K Deepika, T Gopika


In this research, biodiesel was produced from low-cost resources such as canola oil in the presence of KOH Nanocatalyst using the transesterification method. In addition, the factors including methanol -to-oil-ratio, catalyst concentration, temperature, and reaction time were elucidated upon the biodiesel production. The optimum condition was attained at the temperature of 95-degree Fahrenheit to 135-degree Fahrenheit, 24 hours reaction time. The highest biodiesel efficiency was found to be 93.69% in optimum condition. The result revealed that the mixture of the produced biodiesel with the proportion of 75% and 100% was found to be the best volume of ratio for blending. The acid number test has performed the ease and reliability of testing the quality of biodiesel. The production of biodiesel is analyzed under the FTIR and UV-Vis spectrophotometry technique for their functional group and specificity. In this research, we get co-product glycerine is also analyzed under the FTIR for their functional group. The overall study explained biodiesel must meet certain specifications and quality in order to meet regulatory standards for use. It is one of the alternative fuels that can be used in a diesel engine, without modifications.

Pages: 22-24  |  613 Views  175 Downloads

How to cite this article:
S Revathi, G Deepa, K Deepika, T Gopika. Biodiesel production from canola oil with KOH by transesterification process. Int. J. Biosci. Biochem. 2021;3(2):22-24. DOI: 10.33545/26646536.2021.v3.i2a.28
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