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The Biodiesel Handbook - Knothe, Van Gerpen and Krahl

The Biodiesel Handbook - Knothe, Van Gerpen and Krahl

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Gerhard Knothe
National Center for Agricultural Utilization ResearchAgricultural Research ServiceU.S. Department of AgriculturePeoria, Illinois, U.S.A.
Jon Van Gerpen
Department of Mechanical EngineeringIowa State UniversityAmes, Iowa, U.S.A.
Jürgen Krahl
University of Applied SciencesCoburg, Germany
Champaign, Illinois
The BiodieselHandbook
Copyright © 2005 AOCS Press
AOCS Mission Statement
To be the global forum for professionals interested in lipids and related materialsthrough the exchange of ideas, information science, and technology.
AOCS Books and Special Publications Committee
M. Mossoba, Chairperson, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, College Park, MarylandR. Adlof, USDA, ARS, NCAUR, Peoria, IllinoisP. Dutta, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, SwedenT. Foglia, ARS, USDA, ERRC, Wyndmoor, PennsylvaniaV. Huang, Abbott Labs, Columbus, OhioL. Johnson, Iowa State University,Ames, IowaH. Knapp, Deanconess Billings Clinic, Billings, MontanaD. Kodali, General Mills, Minneapolis, MinnesotaT. McKeon, USDA, ARS, WRRC, Albany, CaliforniaR. Moreau, USDA, ARS, ERRC, Wyndoor, PennsylvaniaA. Sinclair, RMITUniversity, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaP.White, Iowa State University,Ames, IowaR. Wilson, USDA, REE, ARS, NPS, CPPVS, Beltsville, MarylandCopyright (c) 2005 by AOCS Press. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproducedor transmitted in any form or by any means without written permission of the publisher.The paper used in this book is acid-free and falls within the guidelines established to ensurepermanence and durability.
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Biodiesel : etc / editor,Author.p. cm.Includes bibliographical references and index.ISBN 0-000000-00-00 (acid-free paper)1. XXXX. 2. XXXXX. 3. XXXX. I. Author(s).TP991.S6884 2004668'.12--dc222004008574CIPPrinted in the United States of America.08 07 06 05 04 5 4 3 2 1
Copyright © 2005 AOCS Press
P re f a c e
The technical concept of using vegetable oils or animal fats or even used oils as a renew-able diesel fuel is a fascinating one. Biodiesel is now the form in which these oils andfats are being used as neat diesel fuel or in blends with petroleum-based diesel fuels.The concept itself may appear simple, but that appearance is deceiving since theuse of biodiesel is fraught with numerous technical issues. A c c o r d i n g l y, manyresearchers around the world have dealt with these issues and in many cases devisedunique solutions. This book is an attempt to summarize these issues, to explain how theyhave been dealt with, and to present data and technical information. Countless legisla-tive and regulatory efforts around the world have helped pave the way toward the wide-spread application of the concept. This book addresses these issues also. To completethe picture, chapters on the history of vegetable oil-based diesel fuels, the basic conceptof the diesel engine, and glycerol, a valuable byproduct of biodiesel production, areincluded.We hope that the reader may find the information in this book useful and stimulat-ing and that most of the significant issues regarding biodiesel are adequately addressed.If a reader notices an error or inconsistency or has a suggestion to improve a possiblefuture edition of this book, he or she is encouraged to contact us.This book has been compiled from the contributions of many authors, who gra-ciously agreed to do so. We express our deepest appreciation to all of them. We also sin-cerely thank the staff of AOCS Press for their professionalism and cooperation in bring-ing the book to print.Gerhard KnotheJon Van GerpenJ ü rgen KrahlNovember 4, 2004
Copyright © 2005 AOCS Press

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