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Title: Solid acid catalyst supported synthesis and fuel properties of ethyl decanoate
Authors: Lamba R.
Sarkar, Sudipta
Kumar S.
Published in: Fuel
Abstract: Decanoic acid, found in naturally occurring coconut and palm kernel oils, and in genetically modified cuphea plant species, is gaining increasing importance as platform chemical for the development of many useful products. Although perceived to be an important starting molecule for production of biodiesel, the process of production of and fuel properties of its ethyl ester have never been explored before. In this article, we have reported about laboratory-based studies for esterification of decanoic acid with ethanol in presence of solid acid catalysts. Activation energy of the esterification reaction was found to be 38.5 KJ/mol. The studies showed that the conversion of decanoic acid to its ethyl ester can be performed at optimal temperature 348 K in presence of solid acid catalyst. We have also investigated salient fuel properties of ethyl decanoate and its several blends with conventional fossil-derived diesel and found that use of ethyl decanoate with conventional diesel could become economically attractive. ¬© 2018
Citation: Fuel(2018), 222(): 98-104
URI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fuel.2018.02.131
http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/5439
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Keywords: Amberlyst 15
Calorific value
Decanoic acid
Esterification
Ethyl decanoate
ISSN: 162361
Author Scopus IDs: 57200363821
57201440577
55367444400
Author Affiliations: Lamba, R., Centre for Transportation System, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Uttrakhand, 247667, India
Sarkar, S., Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Uttrakhand, 247667, India
Kumar, S., Chemical Engineering
Funding Details: We gratefully acknowledge the financial support received from UGC (Government of India) [grant number 7413-130-044 ]; New Delhi in the form of junior research fellowship to Ruchi Lamba.
Corresponding Author: Lamba, R.; Centre for Transportation System, Indian Institute of Technology RoorkeeIndia; email: rochidct@iitr.ac.in
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