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Diesel-Like Biofuels

  • Basanta Kumara Behera
  • Ajit Varma
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Abstract

Diesel fuel is a mixture of hydrocarbons obtained by petroleum diesel, or petrodiesel is produced by distilling crude oil between 200 °C (392 °F) and 350 °C (662 °F) at atmospheric pressure. The important properties which are used to characterize diesel fuel include cetane number (or cetane index), fuel volatility, density, viscosity, cold behaviour and sulphur content. Diesel fuel specifications differ for various fuel grades and in different countries. Biodiesel is a fuel developed from vegetable oil, animal fat and algal lipids which works in a diesel engine. These fuels are made as greener and cleaner alternatives to petrol and diesel.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Basanta Kumara Behera
    • 1
  • Ajit Varma
    • 1
  1. 1.Amity UniversityAmity Institute of Microbial TechnologyNoidaIndia

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