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Biodiesel Fuels

Properties and Quality

Authored by: Paolo Bondioli , M.R. Riazi , David Chiaramonti

Biofuels Production and Processing Technology

Print publication date:  October  2017
Online publication date:  October  2017

Print ISBN: 9781498778930
eBook ISBN: 9781315155067
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9781315155067-9

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Abstract

This chapter is dedicated to biodiesel production and properties in terms of available starting materials. A review of available feedstocks along with the possible impact of using different oils on biodiesel quality is reported. A part of the chapter is devoted to the description of two major International Standards regulating biodiesel properties: European EN and American ASTM. The meaning of every listed parameter is discussed as well as the main differences that exist between the two standards. Finally, a critical discussion about the factors affecting biodiesel quality is reported with particular attention to the presence of insoluble products and the possibility of preventing related problems.

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