Recovery of liquid fuels from oil bearing seed

Sinha, Rahul (2012) Recovery of liquid fuels from oil bearing seed. BTech thesis.

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Energy is the symbol for economic growth and human development. In a growing economy like India, energy is an essential building block of its development. The ever rising cost of fossil fuel has forced major world economies, which are also major importers of fossil fuel, to
examine renewable and cheaper alternatives to fossil fuel to meet their energy demand. Renewable biomass is considered as an important energy resource all over the world and for an agriculture based economy like that of India, the future prospects of being able to convert widely
available bio-mass materials into various forms of fuel is most attractive. Pyrolysis is one of the latest technologies which have the potential to provide valuable liquid and gaseous fuels from these biomass sources. Production of energy from renewable biomass resources would also reduce atmospheric CO2 increase associated with fossil fuel use. The objective of this study is to evaluate the energy potential of a thermo-chemical conversion platform of oil bearing biomass crop linseed with an aim of studying the physical and chemical characteristics of the bio-oil
produced and to determine its feasibility as a commercial fuel. Kinetic study of the pyrolysis reaction was also done.

Item Type:Thesis (BTech)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Pyrolysis, Linseed, Bio-Fuels, Activation Energy, FT-IR, GC-MS
Subjects:Engineering and Technology > Chemical Engineering > Biofuel
Divisions: Engineering and Technology > Department of Chemical Engineering
ID Code:3511
Deposited By:Mr. Rahul Sinha
Deposited On:24 May 2012 15:24
Last Modified:24 May 2012 15:24
Supervisor(s):Singh, R K

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