Microalgae as alternative fuel for compression ignition (CI) Engines

Allwayzy, S. H. and Yusaf, T. and McCabe, B. and Pittaway, P. and Aravinthan, V. (2010) Microalgae as alternative fuel for compression ignition (CI) Engines. In: 2010 Southern Region Engineering Conference (SREC 2010), 11-12 Nov 2010, Toowoomba, Australia.

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Abstract

Microalgal biodiesel is a promising alternative fuel because of the following: 1) its high productivity in comparison with crops oil 2) it does not affect food production, and 3) its lower emissions and potential to reduce environmental pollution.The aims of this work are firstly to produce and extract lipid from a fresh water microalgae Chlorella vulgaris using iron as a stress treatment to achieve high lipid content. Secondly, the physical and chemical properties of Chlorella vulgaris and Chlorella protothecoides oil will be compared with diesel and biodiesel from other sources.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: USQ conference.
Depositing User: Mr Saddam Hussen Allwayzy
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2011 02:23
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:26
Uncontrolled Keywords: biodiesel; microalgae; Chlorella vulgaris; Chlorella protothecoides; lipid analysis
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 09 Engineering > 0904 Chemical Engineering > 090405 Non-automotive Combustion and Fuel Engineering (incl. Alternative/Renewable Fuels)
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0703 Crop and Pasture Production > 070304 Crop and Pasture Biomass and Bioproducts
10 Technology > 1003 Industrial Biotechnology > 100302 Bioprocessing, Bioproduction and Bioproducts
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/18178

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