Development of Bio-Jet Fuel Production Using Palm Kernel Oil and Ethanol

The large fluctuation in the price of fuels, the increasing in environmental concern along with the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions were major impulses to the development of alternative renewably clean fuels

Nhan Thi Thuc Truong; Suranaree University of Technology; Apichat Boontawan

2017

Scholarcy highlights

  • The large fluctuation in the price of fuels, the increasing in environmental concern along with the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions were major impulses to the development of alternative renewably clean fuels
  • A new feasible development of bio-jet production using palm kernel oil as a substrate was studied including the optimization parameters for the conversion of fatty acid ethyl ester from trans-esterification reaction, the fractionation distillation of FAEE leads to the physicochemical properties of bio-jet fuel to meet the conventional jet fuel standard, and the engine testing coupled with the emission determination
  • Optimization of Faee from Trans-EsterificationFitting the Model and Evaluation As mentioned above, response surface methodology was used to optimize trans-esterification reaction from evaluation the interaction factors, experiments were performed at varying physical parameters by Central Composite Designs
  • The empirical model was constructed from experimental data and the significant of each variable term in the model was analyzed through p and F – value
  • As a typical catalyst concentration for transesterification reactions, the results that were obtained agreed with those obtained from the response surface analysis, confirming that the RSM was effectively used to optimize for FAEE production
  • PKO bio-jet fuel was obtained at lower emission of carbon monoxide, NO, HC with the combustion which completely and clean at the same conditions testing compared to the conventional jet fuel

Need more features? Save interactive summary cards to your Scholarcy Library.