A review on the oxidation stability of biodiesel

Zahira Yaakob, Binitha N. Narayanan, Silija Padikkaparambil, Surya Unni K., Mohammed Akbar P.

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Abstract

Biodiesel consists of fatty acid monoalkyl esters and is derived from feedstocks, such as vegetable oils, used cooking oils and animal fats. Biodiesel is considered to be a promising alternative biofuel. Recently, biodiesel has received additional attention and intense research has been performed in this field all over the world due to its lower environmental impact compared to the conventional diesel fuels. The central drawback of biodiesel is its susceptible nature to oxidation due to the presence of unsaturated fatty acid portion in the ester. Oxidative degradation occurs in biodiesel on aerobic contact during storage as well as with metal contaminants. Antioxidants are very effective for the eradication of those oxidation stability problems. This article presents an overview of the factors affecting the oxidation stability of biodiesel and the methods available for the prediction of oxidation stability. The effect of antioxidants in preventing the oxidation of biodiesel is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)136-153
Number of pages18
JournalRenewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
Volume35
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Biodiesel
Oxidation
Antioxidants
Esters
Unsaturated fatty acids
Vegetable oils
Cooking
Biofuels
Diesel fuels
Oils and fats
Fatty acids
Feedstocks
Environmental impact
Animals
Impurities
Degradation
Metals

Keywords

  • Antioxidants
  • Biodiesel
  • Determination
  • Oxidative stability
  • Stability parameters

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  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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Yaakob, Z., Narayanan, B. N., Padikkaparambil, S., Unni K., S., & Akbar P., M. (2014). A review on the oxidation stability of biodiesel. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 35, 136-153. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2014.03.055

A review on the oxidation stability of biodiesel. / Yaakob, Zahira; Narayanan, Binitha N.; Padikkaparambil, Silija; Unni K., Surya; Akbar P., Mohammed.

In: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Vol. 35, 2014, p. 136-153.

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Yaakob, Z, Narayanan, BN, Padikkaparambil, S, Unni K., S & Akbar P., M 2014, 'A review on the oxidation stability of biodiesel', Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol. 35, pp. 136-153. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2014.03.055
Yaakob, Zahira ; Narayanan, Binitha N. ; Padikkaparambil, Silija ; Unni K., Surya ; Akbar P., Mohammed. / A review on the oxidation stability of biodiesel. In: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 2014 ; Vol. 35. pp. 136-153.
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