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The Biodiesel Handbook 59.95
[Plus 0% VAT within EU]

New. Hardback. In stock. Dispatched from UK.
ISBN 1893997790 / 9781893997790

The Biodiesel Handbook

Gerhard Knothe, Jon Van Gerpen, and Jrgen Krahl

Hardback, 304 pages, 2005. Publisher AOCS.
ISBN 1-893997-79-0

The most authoratitive and detailed publication currently available about biodiesel.

Many researchers around the world have dealt with the legislative, chemical, and engineering issues that result from the study of biodiesel. The Biodiesel Handbook summarizes these issues and how they have been dealt with, but also presents new data and technical information. Chapters include summaries on legislative and regulatory efforts around the world, the history of vegetable oil-based diesel fuels, the basic concept of the diesel engine, and glycerol, a valuable byproduct of biodiesel production...The most up-to-date resource on biodiesel available


Introduction: What is Biodiesel?
The History of Vegetable Oil-Based Diesel Fuels
The Basics of Diesel Engines and Diesel Fuel
Basics of the Transesterification Reaction
Alternate Feedstocks and Technologies for Biodiesel Production
Analytical Methods for Biodiesel
Cetane Numbers-Heat of Combustion-Why Vegetable Oils and Their Derivatives Are Suitable as a Diesel Fuel
Viscosity of Biodiesel
Cold Weather Properties and Performance of Biodiesel
Oxidative Stability of Biodiesel: Literature Overview
Stability of Biodiesel
Biodiesel Lubricity
Biodegradability, Biological and Chemical Oxygen Demand, and Toxicity of Biodiesel Fuels
Soybean Oil Composition for Biodiesel
Impact of Biodiesel Fuel on Pollutant Emissions from Diesel Engines
Influence of Biodiesel and Different Petrodiesel Fuels on Exhaust Emissions and Health Effects
Current Status of Biodiesel in the United States
Current Status of Biodiesel in the European Union
Biodiesel Quality Management: the AGQM Story
Status of Biodiesel in Asia, the Americas, Australia and South Africa Environmental Implications of Biodiesel (Life-Cycle Assessment)
Potential Production of Biodiesel
Other Uses of Biodiesel
Other Alternative Diesel Fuels from Vegetable Oils

Appendix A: Technical Tables
Appendix B: Biodiesel Standards
Appendix C: Internet Resources

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From The Fryer to The Fuel Tank:
One of the first books to draw attention to biodiesel - A good place to start learning about the technology. Available from Amazon. Click on image of book for more...
From the Fryer to the Fuel Tank

The Biodiesel Handbook:
The most authorative reference book currently available. The Biodiesel Handbook is an up-to-date compilation of the work of biodiesel experts and researchers from around the world.

The Biodiesel Handbook

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