The effect of fatty acids in fuel characteristics of biodiesel
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Department of Chemical, Petroleum and Gas Engineering, Shiraz University of Technology, Shiraz, Iran
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Pollution, irreversibility, and rising fossil fuel prices have prompted scientists to look for viable solutions to the problems and consequences of the energy crisis in the world. The most important reasons for the selection of biodiesel are renewables, lower amounts of combustion pollutants and no need for changes in engine structure. Fatty acid monoesters in biodiesel fuel (palmitic, stearic, oleic, linoleic, and linolenic) affect the thermophysical properties of the fuel characteristics of biodiesel, which directly affects the combustion process and engine performance. This study reviews the effect of produced fatty acids on biodiesel performance in previous studies and compares their research results.
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