Department of Microbiology, Australia
*Corresponding Author: Ahmad Tabish, Department of Microbiology, Australia.
Received: April 16, 2020; Published: July 01, 2020
Rice bran oil is an underutilized non-edible vegetable oil, which is available in large quantities in rice cultivating countries, and very little research has been done to utilize this oil as a replacement for mineral Diesel. In the present work, the transesterification process for production of rice bran oil methyl ester has been investigated. The optimum conditions for transesterification of rice bran oil with methanol and KOH as catalyst were found to be 60°C reaction temperature, 2h reaction time, 6:1 molar ratio of rice bran oil to methanol and 2% catalyst (w/w). The various properties such as viscosity, density, flash point, fire point etc. are compared with ASTM and DIN standard. The TLC method use for the confirmation of biodiesel and to calculate the yield. Results showed that biodiesel obtained under the optimum conditions has comparable properties to substitute mineral Diesel, hence, rice bran oil methyl ester biodiesel could be recommended as a mineral Diesel fuel substitute for compression ignition (CI) engines in transportation as well as in the agriculture sector.
Keywords: Compression Ignition (CI); Biodiesel; Transesterification; Rice Bran Oil
Citation: Ahmad Tabish. “Experimental Studies on Production of Biodiesel from Oryza sativa (Rice) Bran Oil". Acta Scientific Microbiology 3.7 (2020): 98-111b.
Copyright: © 2020 Ahmad Tabish. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.