International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

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Research Paper | Chemistry | Nigeria | Volume 2 Issue 1, January 2013


Chemical Composition and Biodiesel Production from Snake Gourd (Trichosanthes Cucumerina) Seeds

Adeniyi Olufemi Adesina, Isiaka Adekunle Amoo


Abstract: Seeds of snake gourd plant (Trichosanthes cucumerina) was analyzed for proximate and minerals compositions. Extracted oil from the seeds was analyzed for its physicochemical properties and processed to biodiesel using base-catalyzed, batch process method. From the proximate analysis, the seeds were found to have high crude fat content, hence, its oil was investigated for use in biodiesel production. Biodiesel from Trichosanthes cucumerina oil was found to have a moderate kinematic viscosity but relatively high flash point when compared with the standards outlined in ASTM PS 121 Standards for Biodiesel.


Keywords: Trichosanthes cucumerina, proximate, base-catalyzed, biodiesel


Edition: Volume 2 Issue 1, January 2013,


Pages: 41 - 48


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Adeniyi Olufemi Adesina, Isiaka Adekunle Amoo, "Chemical Composition and Biodiesel Production from Snake Gourd (Trichosanthes Cucumerina) Seeds", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=IJSR13010114, Volume 2 Issue 1, January 2013, 41 - 48

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