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Title: Production of bio-oil from native algae of Solani aquaduct Roorkee
Authors: Soni N.K.
Varma A.K.
Mondal, Prasenjit
Srivastava M.N.
Published in: Green
Abstract: The present paper deals with the production of bio-oil from algal biomass collected from Solani aquaduct, Roorkee. The taxonomy of algal sample shows the dominance of Hydrodictyon reticulatum (L) Lagerheim with trace amount of ulotrichalean strains. The algal biomass contains 14.01 wt.% of lipid. The most suitable conditions for the production of bio-oil have been identified as biomass to hexane ratio of 1.7 and temperature of 30 °C. Under this condition around 60% of the oil/lipid in the algal cells have been extracted with the extraction/agitation period of 6 h. The produced bio-oil has been upgraded to biodiesel by transesterification using H2SO4 ascatalyst. Both the algal bio-oil and biodiesel have been characterized through GC-MS and compared. The possible application of the oil extracted algal biomass has also been described.
Citation: Green (2013), 3(43957): 225-234
URI: https://doi.org/10.1515/green-2013-0012
http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/2139
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH
Keywords: Algae
Algal biomass
Bio-oil
Biodiesel
Catalyst
Hydrodictyon reticulatum (L) Lagerheim
Solvent extraction
Transesterification
ISSN: 1869876X
Author Scopus IDs: 56199404100
57196232507
57200197409
57198036554
Author Affiliations: Soni, N.K., Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee-247667, Uttarakhand, India
Varma, A.K., Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee-247667, Uttarakhand, India
Mondal, P., Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee-247667, Uttarakhand, India
Srivastava, M.N., Department of Botany, CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute, Jankipuram, Lucknow, India
Corresponding Author: Mondal, P.; Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee-247667, Uttarakhand, India; email: mondal2001@gmail.com
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