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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title The biodiesel handbook /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Knothe, Gerhard.
Krahl, Jurgen,
Van Gerpen, Jon Harlan.
Publisher AOCS Press,
Year Published 2010
OCLC Number 564132729
ISBN 9781893997622; 1893997626
Subjects Biodiesel fuels. ; Biokraftstoff
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKBM  TP359.B46B56 2010 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 02/06/2012
Edition 2nd ed.
Collation xiii, 501 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
History of vegetable oil-based diesel fuels -- Basics of diesel engines and diesel fuels -- Basics of the transesterification reaction -- Alternate feedstocks and technologies for biodiesel production -- Catalysis in biodiesel processing -- Ion exchange resins in biodiesel processing -- Analytical methods for biodiesel -- A sensor for discrimination of fossil diesel fuel, biodiesel, and their blends -- Cetane numbers-heat of combustion-why vegetable oils and their derivatives are suitable as a diesel fuel -- Viscosity of biodiesel -- Cold weather properties and performance of biodiesel -- Oxidative stability of biodiesel -- Biodiesel lubricity and effect of biodiesel on lubricants -- Biodiesel fuels: biodegradability, biological and chemical oxygen demand, and toxicity -- Soybean oil composition for biodiesel -- Impacts of biodiesel fuel on pollutant emissions from diesel engines -- Ultrafine particles from a heavy duty diesel engine running on rapeseed oil methyl ester -- Biodiesel in the United States -- Biodiesel in Germany and the European Union -- Biodiesel in South America -- Biodiesel in Asia -- Biodiesel in Japan -- Environmental implications of biodiesel (life-cycle assessment) -- Potential production of biodiesel in the United States -- Other uses of biodiesel -- Other alternative diesel fuels from vegetable oils and animal fats -- Glycerol technology options for biodiesel industry. "The second edition of this invaluable handbook covers converting vegetable oils, animal fats, and used oils into biodiesel fuel. The Biodiesel Handbook delivers solutions to issues associated with biodiesel feedstocks, production issues, quality control, viscosity, stability, applications, emissions, and other environmental impacts, as well as the status of the biodiesel industry worldwide."--Publisher's description.