Chemical Composition and Biodiesel Production from Snake Gourd (Trichosanthes Cucumerina) Seeds
International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
www.ijsr.net | Most Trusted Research Journal Since Year 2012

ISSN: 2319-7064



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

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

Share this Article

How to Cite this Article?

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/search_index_results_paperid.php?id=IJSR13010114, Volume 2 Issue 1, January 2013, 41 - 48

156 PDF Views | 59 PDF Downloads

Download Article PDF



Similar Articles with Keyword 'proximate'

Research Paper, Chemistry, India, Volume 3 Issue 6, June 2014

Pages: 1550 - 1553

Phase Interactions of DL Alanine; hexa-glycine; NH4Cl; NaCl; KCl; NaBr; KBr; and KI in Aqueous Two-Phase Systems of poly (ethylene glycol) 600 + dextranT(40) at 293.15 K

Vijendra P. Singh

Share this Article

Research Paper, Chemistry, Egypt, Volume 3 Issue 7, July 2014

Pages: 1051 - 1055

Determination of Oxomemazine Hydrochloride by Deferential Pulls Voltammetry and Adsorptive Square-Wave Voltammetry at Glassy Carbon Electrode in Pure Form and Pharmaceutical Formulations

Abeer M. Elsied H.

Share this Article

Research Paper, Chemistry, Morocco, Volume 3 Issue 6, June 2014

Pages: 2157 - 2161

Structure and Thermodynamic of Zr(Cr1-x Fex)2 Alloys Under Hydrogen Pressure

M.Boulghallat, A. Jouaiti, L.Lallaam, A. Barroug, D. Dafir

Share this Article

Research Paper, Chemistry, Nigeria, Volume 3 Issue 12, December 2014

Pages: 1402 - 1405

Nutrition Potential, Amino Acid Content and Mineral Analysis of Telfaira Occidentalis Vegetable Leaf Protein Concentrates

Sodamade A., Bolaji, O. S., Dr. Amusat M. A.

Share this Article

Research Paper, Chemistry, India, Volume 4 Issue 11, November 2015

Pages: 1307 - 1310

Speciation of Binary Complexes of Pb(II), Cd(II) and Hg(II) with L-Valine in Low Dielectric Media

Dr. P. Bhushanavathi, Dr. P. Sarada

Share this Article

Similar Articles with Keyword 'biodiesel'

Research Paper, Chemistry, Nigeria, Volume 2 Issue 4, April 2013

Pages: 463 - 467

Heavy Metal Analysis of Blends of Methyl Esters Obtained from Four Virgin Tropical Seed Oils

O. G. Igbum, K. Asemave, C. A Nwadinigwe, N. Y. Akaasah

Share this Article

Research Paper, Chemistry, India, Volume 4 Issue 8, August 2015

Pages: 1177 - 1180

Macro Green Algae (Chlorophyta) Biodiesel Energy Liquid Fuel Synthesis by Single-Step In-situ Transesterification Method

Swati Sonawane, Sanjaykumar Dalvi, Raghunath Pokharkar

Share this Article

Research Paper, Chemistry, India, Volume 4 Issue 8, August 2015

Pages: 283 - 287

Comparative Study of Catalyst for Biodiesel Synthesis from Microalgae Chlorella vulgaris

Swati Sonawane, Sanjaykumar Dalvi, Raghunath Pokharkar

Share this Article

Research Paper, Chemistry, Nigeria, Volume 2 Issue 3, March 2013

Pages: 435 - 439

Investigation of Solvents Efficiencies on Oil Extraction and Biodiesel Production from Hura Crepitans Seeds

Muhammed Nasiru Abdulkadir, Isiaka Adekunle Amoo, Adeniyi Olufemi Adesina

Share this Article

Research Paper, Chemistry, India, Volume 5 Issue 3, March 2016

Pages: 2121 - 2123

A Review on Soya Bean Oil Biodiesel - An Alternative Source of Fuel

Dr. Rita Bajpai

Share this Article
Top