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International Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences

Evaluation of biodiesel production from microalgae collected from fresh water habitat


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Year 2015 Vol 4 Issue 3
Document Type : original article
1Sudip Shah 1 2Prakash Lokesh 2
1Department of Biochemistry, Padmashree Institute of Management and Sciences, Bangaluru-60, India
2Department of Biochemistry, Oxford College of Scien ce, Bangaluru– 560102, India
Abstract
Algae are the fastest growing in the world. About 5 0% of their weight is oil. This lipid can be used t o make biodiesel for cars, trucks and airplanes. Algae wil l someday be competitive as a source of biofuel. Con tinuous use of petroleum sourced fuels is now widely recognized as unsustain able because of depleting supplies and the contribu tion of these fuels to the accumulation of carbondioxide. M

In this study, we tried to evaluate the physico-c hemical properties of algal oil. A naturally occurring algal sample was collected from Kommaghatta lake, Bangalore. Algae were identified as Spirogyra sps. Oil was extracted from the dried algal samples using ch loroform: methanol as a solvent system. Fatty acid analysis was done in Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bangalore. Physi co-chemical properties of algal oil such as density , lipid content, pH were estimated.

Keywords
MMP Physio-chemical analysis MSA SOPMA I-Mutant Polyphen
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