Production And Characterization Of Biodiesel From Non-edible Sapodilla (chiku) Seed Oil | 4839
Journal of Biotechnology & Biomaterials
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There are many medicinal applications found in Sapodilla fruit, bark, leaves & seeds like inhibition of ehrlich ascites carcinoma,
in vitro and in vivo antioxidant activity, free radical scavenging activity & antimicrobial activity. Biodiesel is a more attractive
product from Sapodilla seed oil for diesel engines, because of the seeds are chiefly available & non-edible to all human beings.
Since most of the biodiesel were derived from edible oils like soybean, sunflower, rapeseed, palm etc. These oils are essentially
edible in India and other developing countries, use in biodiesel leads to the food crisis. Because of the non-edible oil having high
FFA content, which is not suitable for normal transesterification process, hence a two-step catalyzed method i.e. acid catalyzed
method followed by alkali catalyzed, was used to prepare the biodiesel. For this study the Sapodilla seed oil was used to extract
the biodiesel. Therefore, this research mainly concentrates the non-edible oils as feed stocks for biodiesel production to reduce
the cost of biodiesel.
Pundlik Shivaji Ware is Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry, Uka Tarsadia University, Bardoli, Gujarat, India. He did his M. Phil.
research work in the Research Department of SSR College of Pharmacy, Silvassa and submitted his M. Phil. thesis in 2010 to ?The Global Open
University, Nagaland?, India. He has 6 years of Postgraduate Teaching as well as research experience (2012-till date). He has five research papers
to his credit in International Journals of repute along with three publications in proceedings of national/international conferences. He is pursuing his
Ph.D. degree under the guidance of Prof. C. N. Murthy, M. S. University, Baroda, and Gujarat.
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