Utilization of bio-oil for cooking and lighting

Halder, P.K, Joardder, M.U., Beg, Mohd. Rofiqul Alam, Paul, N., & Ullah, I. (2012) Utilization of bio-oil for cooking and lighting. Advances in Mechanical Engineering.

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Among the available alternative sources of energy in Bangladesh bio-oil is recognized to be a promising alternative energy source. Bio-oil can be extracted by pyrolysis as well as expelling or solvent extractionmethod.

In these days bio-oil is merely used in vehicles and power plants after some up gradation .However, it is not used for domestic purposes like cooking and lighting due to its high density and viscosity. This paper outlines the design of a gravity stove to use high dense and viscous bio-oil for cooking purpose.

For this, Pongamia pinnata (karanj) oil extracted by solvent extraction method is used as fuel fed under gravity force. Efficiency of gravity stove with high dense and viscous bio-oil (karanj) is 11.81% which of kerosene stove is 17.80% also the discharge of karanj oil through gravity stove is sufficient for continuous burning. Thus, bio-oil can be effective replacement of kerosene for domestic purposes.

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ID Code: 50198
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: bio-oil, pyrolysis
DOI: 10.1155/2012/190518
ISSN: 1687-8132
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright © 2012 P. K. Halder et al.
Copyright Statement: This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License,
which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Deposited On: 07 Aug 2012 23:01
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2012 04:06

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