Title

Characterization of the oil derived from selected wastes of Chanos chanos (milfish) as a potential source of fuel

Date of Completion

7-2019

Document Type

Capstone Project

Degree Name

Grade 12

Keywords

Biodiesel, Chanos Chanos, Density, ph Level, Boiling Point, Biofuels, milfish

Abstract

The researchers used Chanos chanos (milkfish) as a feedstock, the oil of which was extracted through a soxhlet extractor, and was converted to biodiesel by the process of transesterification. Density, pH level, and boiling point were the chosen parameters for biodiesel testing. The amount of yielded biodiesel was 100 mL from 336 g of pounded sample derived from 2.8 kg of fish waste. The 24.72% difference between the yield factor changes of the conducted study and the related literature was caused by the variation of the protocol used. Slight variations were observed among the three trials per parameter, with coefficients of variation of 0.07, 0.07, and 0.005 for density, pH, and boiling point respectively. The means of each parameter were significantly comparable to the standard values, with 6.45% difference in density, 4.93% in pH level, and 11.06% in boiling point. Thus, the results obtained from the three tests concerning the oil derived from C. chanos are significant, and such oil can be used as a potential source of fuel.

First Advisor

Myra Michelle M. Mojica

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