Comparison of the Behavior of biofuel based on Castor and Sunflower Oils

Comparación del comportamiento de biocombustibles basados en aceite de Ricino y Girasol

Authors

  • Jhon Edwin Vera Universidad ECCI
  • Jhon Fredy Bayona Universidad ECCI
  • Andres Torres Universidad ECCI

Keywords:

Biodiesel, Biofuel, Environmental Sustainability, Transesterification.

Abstract

This article presents the results of the comparison of two experimental studies to obtain biodiesel from castor and  sunflower oils. During the development of the projects a standard methodology was adopted that defined the  physical and chemical parameters of the biodiesel as a sunflower and Castor oil originated biofuel. To obtain a  comparative model and maximize the performance of castor and sunflower oils, the NTC 100/04 standard was  chosen, using the mix ratio 5, 10, and 20%, respectively, of biodiesel. Complying with the NTC 100/04 standard,  the recommended parameters were followed in the tests performed to compare the results obtained. The  methodology chosen allowed assessing the behavior of the combustion gases to achieve the final combustion  composition, as well as the development of a comparison between the two biofuels with the fossil fuel (pure  diesel) used in diesel engines in Colombia. This study was carried out in Bogotá (2600 m above sea level), and as  a result there was a slight decrease in CO2 and CO output of combustion gases comparing the pure ACPM (oil  fuel for engines) and the Biodiesel, for the various mixtures proposed under the ICONTEC norm.

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Published

2013-12-01

How to Cite

Vera , J. E. ., Bayona, J. F., & Torres, A. (2013). Comparison of the Behavior of biofuel based on Castor and Sunflower Oils: Comparación del comportamiento de biocombustibles basados en aceite de Ricino y Girasol . Tecciencia, 14(7), 61–64. Retrieved from https://tecciencia.ecci.edu.co/index.php/TECCIENCIA/article/view/69