Pinnacle Engineering & Technology

(ISSN: 2360-9516)

January 2014, Vol.2 (1).

© Author(s) 2014. This work is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research Article


Stability of Jatropha Curcas Biodiesel [JCB]

Maha A. A. Abdelrahman1,  Atif A. A. Yassin2, Esmail H. Hussein3 & Babiker K. Abdalla4*

1,2&3National Oilseed Processing Research Institute (NOPRI)
University of Gezira
P. O. Box (20), Medani, Sudan.
4*Department of Chemical Engineering
Karary University
Khartoum, Sudan.

Accepted 22 January, 2014; Available Online 24 January, 2014


This article is to review the stability of Jatropha Curcas biodiesel (JCB). Biodiesel stability being a critical quality parameter; JCB is affected adversely by oxidation and improper storage. Addition of antioxidants improved biodiesel quality to meet EN 14112 specification. The oxidation stability and thermal degradation are affected adversely by the container metal; copper has the strongest catalytic effect, whereas, iron has the lowest catalytic effect. Pyrogallol (PY) is the most effective antioxidant for the stability of the JCB.

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