PRODUCTION OF BIODIESEL FROM AGRO-INDUSTRIAL WASTEAbstract
Fossil fuels are significantly depleted nowadays due to excess utilization. Therefore, it is always better to find alternatives to produce eco-friendly fuels. This paper deals with the production of biodiesel from agro-industrial waste such as young coconut husk, custard apple seeds and broiler chicken skin. Lipids were isolated from the substrates using the modified Bligh and Dyer method and transesterification was conducted to the isolated lipids in an inert condition to produce biodiesel. Obtained biodiesel was characterized by Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectroscopy (GC-MS) and confirmation of esters was done using Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR). This study encourages the production of biodiesel from waste plant and animal sources.
A. B. George, M. Joy, F. J. Xavier and E. Venkatanagaraju *
Department of Life Sciences, CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.
22 April 2019
06 September 2019
06 November 2019
01 February 2020