Characterization of palm olein (oil) as base oil for biolubricant production

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Batidzira, Bothwell en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Okoroigwe, Edmund en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Ugye, Rachel Serumun en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-13T07:43:50Z
dc.date.available 2016-07-13T07:43:50Z
dc.date.issued 2016 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Ugye, R. 2016. Characterization of palm olein (oil) as base oil for biolubricant production. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20321
dc.description.abstract This research work is on the determination of the properties of palm oil as potential base oil for producing bio based lubricants. The samples analysed were obtained from the open markets in the South West, South East and South South zones of Nigeria. Some of the physical and chemical properties such as viscosity, flash point, pour point, cloud point, specific gravity, acid number, noack volatility and aniline point were analysed. The samples were degummed, neutralised and bleached to remove the red colour (carotene) and gummy materials. The bleached samples were tested to determine the above mentioned properties. Comparison of the crude palm oil and the bleached samples with the conventional lubricants Mobil Super SAE20W40 and Mobil gear oil SAE75W90 was made. Finally, it was observed that the crude palm oil and the bleached sample exhibit good lubricating characteristics to be used as base oils for formulation of bio-lubricants. Despite palm oil being a food crop, an abundance of available land and the scale of prospective market demand suggest that commercial cultivation is unlikely to negatively affect food cultivation and the prices of food products. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Sustainable Energy Engineering en_ZA
dc.title Characterization of palm olein (oil) as base oil for biolubricant production en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
dc.publisher.department Energy Research Centre en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MSc (Eng) en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Ugye, R. S. (2016). <i>Characterization of palm olein (oil) as base oil for biolubricant production</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,Energy Research Centre. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20321 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Ugye, Rachel Serumun. <i>"Characterization of palm olein (oil) as base oil for biolubricant production."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,Energy Research Centre, 2016. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20321 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Ugye RS. Characterization of palm olein (oil) as base oil for biolubricant production. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,Energy Research Centre, 2016 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20321 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Ugye, Rachel Serumun AB - This research work is on the determination of the properties of palm oil as potential base oil for producing bio based lubricants. The samples analysed were obtained from the open markets in the South West, South East and South South zones of Nigeria. Some of the physical and chemical properties such as viscosity, flash point, pour point, cloud point, specific gravity, acid number, noack volatility and aniline point were analysed. The samples were degummed, neutralised and bleached to remove the red colour (carotene) and gummy materials. The bleached samples were tested to determine the above mentioned properties. Comparison of the crude palm oil and the bleached samples with the conventional lubricants Mobil Super SAE20W40 and Mobil gear oil SAE75W90 was made. Finally, it was observed that the crude palm oil and the bleached sample exhibit good lubricating characteristics to be used as base oils for formulation of bio-lubricants. Despite palm oil being a food crop, an abundance of available land and the scale of prospective market demand suggest that commercial cultivation is unlikely to negatively affect food cultivation and the prices of food products. DA - 2016 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2016 T1 - Characterization of palm olein (oil) as base oil for biolubricant production TI - Characterization of palm olein (oil) as base oil for biolubricant production UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20321 ER - en_ZA


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