Storage Stability and Corrosive Character of Palm Biodiesel

Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences
Volume 2, No. 1, October 2014, Pages 8-12

R. Mat1,*, W. N. A. Wan Nor Yuhaidi1, M. J. Kamaruddin1, O. Hassan1
1Faculty of Chemical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 Skudai, Johor, Malaysia
*Corresponding author: ramli@cheme.utm.my

KEYWORDS

Biodiesel, Stability, Transesterification, Corrosion, Fuel Properties

ABSTRACT

Biodiesel is gaining global attraction as an alternative fuel because of its biodegradability and environmental-friendliness. It can be mixed with diesel fuels and used in diesel engines with no or slight modification. In Malaysia, palm oil is used as a feedstock for the production of biodiesel due to its abundant availability. This study was conducted to investigate the stability of pure palm oil biodiesel over a storage time of 2, 4 and 6 months. The static immersion test was carried out at room temperature to evaluate corrosion characteristics of biodiesel towards copper, mild steel and aluminium. The kinematic viscosity increased slightly with storage time. The results showed that copper was more prone to corrosion than aluminium and mild steel. The corrosion rate for copper is 0.5794 mpy, 0.2087 mpy for aluminium and 0.1682 mpy for mild steel for 2,016 h of immersion test.

CITE THIS ARTICLE

MLA
Mat, R., et al. “An Investigation of Hard-on-Soft Sliding Contact Using Palm Fatty Acid Distillate.” Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences 2.1 (2014): 8-12.

APA
Mat, R., Aini Wan Nor Yuhaidi, W. N., Kamaruddin, M. J., & Hassan, O. (2014). An Investigation of Hard-on-Soft Sliding Contact Using Palm Fatty Acid Distillate. Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences, 2(1), 8-12.

Chicago
Mat, R., Aini Wan Nor Yuhaidi, W. N., Kamaruddin, M. J., and Hassan, O. “An Investigation of Hard-on-Soft Sliding Contact Using Palm Fatty Acid Distillate.” Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences 2, no. 1 (2014): 8-12.

Harvard
Mat, R., Aini Wan Nor Yuhaidi, W.N., Kamaruddin, M.J. and Hassan, O., 2014. An Investigation of Hard-on-Soft Sliding Contact Using Palm Fatty Acid Distillate. Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences, 2(1), pp.8-12.

Vancouver
Mat, R, Aini Wan Nor Yuhaidi, WN, Kamaruddin, MJ, Hassan, O. An Investigation of Hard-on-Soft Sliding Contact Using Palm Fatty Acid Distillate. Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences. 2014;2(1):8-12.

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