Journal of Fundamentals of Renewable Energy and Applications

Journal of Fundamentals of Renewable Energy and Applications
Open Access

ISSN: 2090-4541

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Sudha Sahay

Sudha Sahay
Loyola Centre for Research and Development, Xavier’s College Campus,
Navrangpura, Ahmedabad – 380 009, Gujarat

  • Research Article
    Storage Conditions to Improve the Shelf Life of Jatropha curcas Seeds in Terms of Quality of Oil
    Author(s): Sudha Sahay and M ShyamSudha Sahay and M Shyam

    Problem statement: It is known that the chemical composition of oil varies according to the climate and locality. Jatropha seeds are the main feed stock available for biodiesel production. Since, Jatropha oil is hydroscopic - absorbs water. Also, it is high in acid, has high tendency to degrade quickly, particularly if not handled properly through the supply chain. In the presence of high moisture content, the poly chains of fatty acid (oil) gets oxidized and free fatty acid radicals are generated that deteriorates the oil quality in terms of increased viscosity, reduced trans-esterification; reduced energy efficiency and high corrosion to the IC engines. Approach: Seeds need to be kept in proper storage conditions, not only to maintain moisture but also to prevent undue degradation and contamination / spoilage due to pest and microbial attack.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2090-4541.1000136

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