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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 683272, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/683272
Research Article

Diesel Fuel from Used Frying Oil

Faculty of Energy and Fuels, AGH University of Science and Technology, Mickiewicz Avenue 30, 30-059 Cracow, Poland

Received 12 August 2013; Accepted 6 November 2013; Published 16 January 2014

Academic Editors: C. Ilkilic and Y. Yan

Copyright © 2014 Bronislaw Buczek. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

New conversion technologies of used edible oils and waste animal fats into a biofuel appropriate for use in standard diesel engines have been developed, taking into consideration environmental requirements and improvement in the economics of current trans-esterification technologies. The variation in the properties of substrates made from used rape oil after treatment with mixed adsorbents (active carbon, magnesium silicate) was studied in this work. The obtained results are compared with the quality requirements for the substrates used in Vogel & Noot GmbH technology for transesterification of oils and fats.