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Hydrocarbon Liquid from Castor Oil

Author Affiliations

  • 1Dept of Chemical Engineering, TKIET, Warananagar, MS, INDIA
  • 2Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Govt. Polytechnic, Jalna, MS, INDIA

Res.J.chem.sci., Volume 3, Issue (7), Pages 87-89, July,18 (2013)


Alternative renewable fuels have received increasing attention for future utilization because of limited supply of fossil fuel. In this respect, fermentation, transesterification and pyrolysis of biomass, industrial and domestic wastes have been proposed as alternative solutions for the increasing of energy demand and environmental awareness. In order to meet this challenge, in this paper it is tried to obtain hydrocarbon liquid from castor oil. It is planned to study effect of reaction temp on various properties of hydrocarbon liquid obtained after thermal cracking of castor oil. The properties chosen for study are Viscosity, density, Aniline point and bromine no.


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