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BENEFITS OF ALGAL FUEL 3

contains no sulfur and is non-toxic
Considerable reduction in hydrocarbon emission.
is highly biodegradable.
It has detergent properties.
does not compete with food, fiber or other uses
does not involve destruction of natural habitats
Grows in almost every coun


DO YOU KNOW -algae produces 50% of oxygen but constitutes less than 1% of plant biomass.
Wed April 28 2010 06:13:48 PM by Vign2211 1275 views

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  • Abomohra wrote:
    Wed April 28 2010 09:40:45 PM

    In addition to the mentioned advantages of algal fuel, adopting biodiesel as a whole has a number of advantages. Firstly, because the fuel is derived from biomass, it does not contribute to atmospheric CO2 emissions. Second, biodiesel emissions are, on the whole, lower than petroleum diesel. Substituting biodiesel for petroleum diesel results in substantial reductions of soot, sulphur, unburned hydrocarbon, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon emissions (Rakopoulos et al., 2006; Aresta et al., 2005; Demirbas, 2007).

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  • Abomohra wrote:
    Wed April 28 2010 09:41:16 PM

    Continued...
    Third, the infrastructure needed for biodiesel already exists. Biodiesel can be used in existing diesel engines blended with petroleum diesel, or can be run unblended in engines with minor modifications (Crookes, 2006; Rakopoulos et al., 2006; Bowman et al. 2006). Because biodiesel has twice the viscosity of petroleum diesel, its lubrication properties can actually improve engine life (Bowman et al. 2006). Fourth, biodiesel has low toxicity and is biodegradable (Aresta et al., 2005; Demirbas, 2007). Fifth, like petroleum diesel, biodiesel has a more complete combustion than gasoline, giving a cleaner burn (Bowman et al., 2006).

    Best Regards Vign2211

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  • Vign2211 wrote:
    Wed May 12 2010 04:59:38 PM

    That was great, moreover its sulphur emmissions is lower
    Standards for Biodiesel ASTM D-6751 IS 15607 : 2005
    Density Not Mentioned 860 - 900 Kg / m3
    Ester Content Not Mentioned 96.5 %
    Flash point (closed cup) 130?C min. (150?C average) 120?C
    Water and sediment 0.050% by vol., max. 500 mg / Kg, max.
    Kinematic viscosity at 40?C 1.9-6.0 mm2/s 2.5-6.0 mm2/s
    Oxidation Stability Not Mentioned 6 hours min, at 110?C
    Sulfated ash 0.020% by mass, max.
    Sulfur 0.05% by mass, max. 50 mg / Kg max
    Cetane 47 min. 51 min.
    Methanol or Ethanol Not Mentioned 0.2 % m/m, max
    Free glycerin 0.020 % mass 0.020 % mass
    Group I Metal (Na K) 5 mg/Kg, max 5 mg/Kg, max
    Group II Metal (Ca Mg) Not Mentioned 5 mg/Kg, max
    Phosphorus content 0.001 max. % mass 10 mg/Kg, max
    Iodine value 120 max

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