Masters Theses


Determination of physical properties of biogenic oil esters

Keywords and Phrases

Biogenic oil esters; Pour point of biogeneric oils; Cloud point of biogeneric oils; Boiling range of biogeneric oils; Pour point


"The principal sources of biogenic oils are vegetable oils and animal fats. Because of their high molecular weights biogenic oils possess high viscosity and low thermal stability. As a result these oils are often used as monohydric esters in fuel and other applications. These esters are less viscous and possess better cold temperature properties. Therefore, for a wider acceptance of biogenic oil esters as replacement petroleum oils, salient properties of biogenic oil esters should be known. However, such properties are known only for a few of the biological oil esters. Present work focuses on the determination of salient physical properties such as viscosity and density, pour point, cloud point and boiling ranges of methyl, ethyl, isopropyl and tertiary-butyl esters derived from varied biogenic oils - regular soybean oil, high oleic soybean oil, low saturated soybean oil, palm oil, canola oil, sunflower oil and chicken fat"--Abstract, page iii.


Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Mechanical Engineering


University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Summer 2005


xii, 59 pages


© 2005 Venkateswara Rao Koneni, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Citation

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Subject Headings

Oils and fats -- Industrial applications
Vegetable oils -- Viscosity
Vegetable oils -- Density

Thesis Number

T 8787

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