BIO Web Conf.
Volume 10, 2018Contemporary Research Trends in Agricultural Engineering
|Number of page(s)||9|
|Section||Engineering and Technology|
|Published online||26 March 2018|
Spectroscopic studies of the quality of WCO (Waste Cooking Oil) fatty acid methyl esters
University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Department of Physics, Poland
2 University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Department of Power Engineering and Transportation, Poland
3 Krakow Technical University, Department of Analytical Chemistry (C1), Poland
4 University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Department of Machinery Exploitation and Management of Production Processes, Poland
5 Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Department of Cell Biology, Poland
6 Department of Mechanical Engineering and Agrophysics, Faculty of Production and Power Engineering, University of Agriculture in Kraków
Different kinds of biodiesel fuels become more and more attractive form of fuel due to their unique characteristics such as: biodegradability, replenishability, and what is more a very low level of toxicity in terms of using them as a fuel. The test on the quality of diesel fuel is becoming a very important issue mainly due to the fact that its high quality may play an important role in the process of commercialization and admitting it on the market. The most popular techniques among the wellknown are: molecular spectroscopy and molecular chromatography (especially the spectroscopy of the electron absorption and primarily the infrared spectroscopy (FTIR)).The issue presents a part of the results obtained with the use of spectroscopy of the electron absorption and in majority infrared spectroscopy FTIR selected for testing samples of the acid fats WCO (Waste Cooking Oil) types. The samples were obtained using laboratory methods from sunflower oil and additionally from waste animal fats delivered from slaughterhouses. Acid methyl esters were selected as references to present the samples. In order to facilitate the spectroscopic analysis, free glycerol, methanol, esters and methyl linolenic acid were measured
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