New Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Study Findings Recently Were Reported by Researchers at Dankook University (Prediction of biodiesel fuel properties from fatty acid alkyl ester)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Biotech Week -- New research on Chemistry is the subject of a report. According to news reporting originating from Yongin, South Korea, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "In this study, the fatty acid alkyl esters composing the basic molecular structures of biodiesels were used to predict the characteristics of biodiesel fuels. The characteristics of biodiesel fuels (higher value, oxidation stability, and kinematic viscosity) made using vegetable oils and animal fats were predicted by analyzing the characteristics of various fatty acid alkyl esters."
Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from Dankook University, "The average absolute range of the higher heating values was from 0.14% to 1.42% based on the analysis of the fatty acid alkyl ester compositions of the biodiesels. And the average absolute errors of oxidation stability and the kinematic viscosity ranged from 0.4% to 7.5% and from 0.2% to 4.3%, respectively."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Thus, various biodiesels fuel properties, different fatty acid composition, can be predicted from fatty acid alkyl esters fuel properties."
For more information on this research see: Prediction of biodiesel fuel properties from fatty acid alkyl ester. Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, 2014;20(4):2348-2353. Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Inc, 360 Park Ave South, New York, NY 10010-1710, USA. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/713562)
The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting I.K. Hong, Dankook University, Dept. of Chem Engn, Yongin 448701, South Korea. Additional authors for this research include G.S. Jeon and S.B. Lee (see also Chemistry).
Keywords for this news article include: Yongin, South Korea, Asia, Biodiesel, Bioengineering, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Energy, Oil and Gas
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