Experimental and statistical investigation of Australian native plants for second-generation biodiesel production

Islam, Md Jahirul (2015) Experimental and statistical investigation of Australian native plants for second-generation biodiesel production. PhD by Publication, Queensland University of Technology.

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Abstract

This work explores the potential of Australian native plants as a source of second-generation biodiesel for internal combustion engines application. Biodiesels were evaluated from a number of non-edible oil seeds which are grow naturally in Queensland, Australia. The quality of the produced biodiesels has been investigated by several experimental and numerical methods. The research methodology and numerical model developed in this study can be used for a broad range of biodiesel feedstocks and for the future development of renewable native biodiesel in Australia.

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ID Code: 83778
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD by Publication)
Supervisor: Senadeera, Wijitha, Ristovski, Zoran, Brown, Richard, & O'Hara, Ian
Additional Information: An embargo has been granted by the faculty until 20 Apr 2016.
Keywords: Alternative energy, Biofuel, Second-generation biodiesel, Artificial neural networks (ANN), Internal conbustion engine, Australian native plants, Multi criteria decision analysis (MCDA), Principle component analysis (PCA), Response surface methodology (RSM)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 01 Jun 2015 05:58
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2016 23:14

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