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Effects of Fatty Acids Composition on Fuel Properties of Jatropha Curcas Biodiesel

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Abstract: In theefforts to reduce effects of climate change, biodiesel fuels from plant oilssuch as Jatropha curcas have beenproposed as alternative fuels which can be used in the transportation sector indiesel engines. The current study investigates the effects of fatty acidscomposition on fuel properties of biodiesel derived from Jatropha curcas seeds obtained from selected regions of Botswana.The physicochemical fuel properties investigated include kinematic viscosity,flash point, energy content, density, pour point and cloud point from derived Jatropha curcas biodiesel. Results ofthe study showed that Jatropha curcas biodiesel samples for all regions under review are dominated by unsaturatedfatty acids which are desirable for cold flow properties and kinematicviscosity of the biodiesel fuel. The major fatty acids in Jatropha curcas biodiesel fuels from all the regions range from 69.00 to 77.81 of unsaturated fatty acids. The overall resultsconclude that fatty acids composition has influence on the fuel properties ofthe biodiesel under investigated.

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