BiodieselAnalyzer: a user-friendly software for predicting the properties of prospective biodiesel

Document Type: Short Communications

Authors

1 Biofuel Research Team (BRTeam), Karaj, Iran.

2 Semnan University, Semnan, Iran.

3 Microbial Biotechnology & Biosafety Department, Agricultural Biotechnology Research Institute of Iran (ABRII), Karaj, Iran.

4 School of Engineering, Massey University, Private Bag 11 222, Palmerston North, New Zealand

Abstract

The procedures used to experimentally determine the quality parameters of a biodiesel are lengthy and expensive. Occasionally it may be impossible to obtain a sufficient amount of oil for the relevant analyses. This is often the case for algal biodiesel, for example. Here we report on a new software package, the BiodieselAnalyzer© Version 1.1, for predicting the properties of a prospective biodiesel. BiodieselAnalyzer© can estimate 16 different quality parameters of a biodiesel based on the fatty acid methyl ester profile of the oil feedstock used in making it. The current version of the BiodieselAnalyzer© is intended for the Windows platform and is publically available at http://www.brteam.ir/biodieselanalyzer.

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BiodieselAnalyzer: a user-friendly software for predicting the properties of prospective biodiesel

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