Proceedings of the First International Conference on Computing, Communication and Control System, I3CAC 2021, 7-8 June 2021, Bharath University, Chennai, India

Research Article

Recycling of Used Vegetable Oils from Cafeteria’s of Arba Minch City for Bio-Fuel Production

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.7-6-2021.2308651,
        author={Habte Wolde Ababu and Joshua SC Isaac JoshuaRameshLalvani and Ramesh  Duraisamy and Abiyu  KereboBerekute},
        title={Recycling of Used Vegetable Oils from Cafeteria’s of Arba Minch City for Bio-Fuel Production},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Computing, Communication and Control System, I3CAC 2021, 7-8 June 2021, Bharath University, Chennai, India},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={I3CAC},
        year={2021},
        month={6},
        keywords={diesel performance transestefied used cooking oil biodiesel engine},
        doi={10.4108/eai.7-6-2021.2308651}
    }
    
  • Habte Wolde Ababu
    Joshua SC Isaac JoshuaRameshLalvani
    Ramesh Duraisamy
    Abiyu KereboBerekute
    Year: 2021
    Recycling of Used Vegetable Oils from Cafeteria’s of Arba Minch City for Bio-Fuel Production
    I3CAC
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.7-6-2021.2308651
Habte Wolde Ababu1,*, Joshua SC Isaac JoshuaRameshLalvani1, Ramesh Duraisamy2, Abiyu KereboBerekute2
  • 1: Faculty of Mechanical and Production Engineering, Arba Minch Institute of Technology, Arba Minch University, Ethiopia
  • 2: Department of Chemistry, College of Natural Sciences, Arba Minch University, Ethiopia
*Contact email: habtzeroha@gmail.com

Abstract

The initial survey was done at Arba Minch, Ethiopia. It is found that there are many cafeterias and restaurants around Arba Minch are using a considerable amount of vegetable oils for preparing varieties of food and snacks. After deep-frying of foods they are disposing the used cooking oil (UCO) down the sink and also discharged into the water bodies and become the cause of water living organisms. It is estimated that approximately around 430 liters of Used cooking oil (UCO) arise from catering annually in each cafeteria of Arba Minch town. In this concern, the raw UCO use to obtain more than 79% as bio feedstock for the production of biodiesel at the end of the process. An even enormous amount of collectible household cooking oil waste is also likely available. Hence, this research was focused on making a profit of community in addition to save the environment from the used cooking oil. The appropriateness of used cooking oil has been set up in this research. In this study, used cooking oil has been collected, purified, transesterified and properties of transestefied used cooking oil biodiesel (TUCO) were studied and it is evident that the properties obtained were nearer to the conventional existing diesel. The performance characteristics of a single-cylinder, four-stroke, direct injection diesel