Environmental Impacts and Sustainability
1. Energy, Exergy, and Environmental Analysis and Optimization of Biodiesel Production from Rapeseed Using Ultrasonic Waves

Bahram Hosseinzadeh Samani; Marziyeh Ansari Samani; Rahim Ebrahimi; Zahra Esmaeili; Ali Ansari Ardali

Volume 7, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, , Pages 51-61


  Due to limited oil reserves, the rising world fuel prices and environmental problems caused by the use of fossil fuels increase the tendency to use alternative fuels such as biodiesel and bioethanol. In this study, the evaluation of energy and exergy flow from seed planting to final production of biodiesel ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
2. Investigation of the Effects of JP-4 Addition to Biodiesel-Diesel Blends on the Performance Characteristics of a Diesel Engine

Alireza Shirneshan; Bahram Hosseinzadeh Samani

Volume 6, Issue 4 , Autumn 2019, , Pages 16-26


  In this study, the effects of JP-4-biodiesel-diesel blends and engine operating parameters on the performance characteristics of a diesel engine were investigated. The experimental tests were performed on a four-cylinder DI diesel engine. The Mixture-RSM method was applied to develop the mathematical ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
3. Immobilizing Phosphotungstic Acid on Al2O3-ZnO Nano Mixed Oxides as Heterogeneous Catalyst for Biodiesel Production by Esterification of Free Fatty Acids

Tazkieh Gilvari; Behzad Aghabarari; Mohammad Pazouki

Volume 6, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, , Pages 1-6


  This study investigated the esterification reaction of different carboxylic acids (Acetic acid, Palmitic acid, and Oleic acid) and ethanol by ZnO, Al2O3-ZnOmixed oxide, and phosphotungestic acid (10 wt %) immobilized on the Al2O3-ZnOmixed oxide. The heterogeneous catalysts were characterized by XRD, ...  Read More

Environmental Impacts and Sustainability
4. Assessment of Environmental Impacts and Energy of Biodiesel Production from Chicken Fat by Life Cycle Assessment Method

Marziyeh Forootan; Bahram Hosseinzadeh Samani; Amin Lotfalian; Sajad Rostami; Zahra Esmaeili; Marziyeh Ansari Samani

Volume 6, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, , Pages 24-31


  To preserve fossil fuel sources and reduce environmental pollution, it is necessary to use higher quality and more efficient fuels that cause lower pollution and are recovered more easily. Therefore, this study will investigate the cycle of biodiesel production from chicken fat by life-cycle assessment ...  Read More

5. Optimization of Biodiesel Production from Castor Oil Using a Microwave Via Response Surface Methodology (RSM)

Mohammad Kord; Seyed Mojtaba Sadrameli; Barat Ghobadian

Volume 3, Issue 4 , Autumn 2016, , Pages 1-9


  The purpose of this research work was to investigate the optimum operating conditions for biodiesel production from castor oil using a microwave. The Box–Behnken design of experiment was carried out using the Design Expert 7. A response surface methodology (RSM) was used to analyze the influence ...  Read More

6. Biodiesel Production Using Hybrid Amino Functionalized Chitosan-carbon Support as Green Catalyst

Behzad Aghabarari

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Spring 2016, , Pages 57-62


  In this study, Functionalized chitosan with amine groups was synthesized and coated on the surface of carbon black. The hybrid amino functionalized chitosan-carbon support was employed as an efficient, environmentally friendly heterogeneous catalyst for the transesterification reaction of canola oil ...  Read More

7. Optimization of Biodiesel Production from Prunus Scoparia using Artificial Bee Colony Algorithm

Sajad Rostami; Bahram Hosseinzadeh Samani; Keramatolah Saeidi

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter 2016, , Pages 52-58


  Renewable energy sources are developed worldwide, owing to high oil prices and in order to limit greenhouse gas emissions. The objective of this research was to study the feasibility of biodiesel production from mountain almond (Prunus Scoparia) oil using ultrasonic system and optimization of the process ...  Read More

8. Biodiesel Production of Capparis Spinosa Oil via Trans-Esterification Reaction by Using NaOH Catalyst and Its Pilot Synthesis Design

Hamid Reza Chitsaz; Mohammadreza Omidkhah; Kambiz Tahvildari

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter 2016, , Pages 1-7


  Energy obtained from renewable sources has increased its participation in the energy matrix worldwide, and it is expected to maintain this tendency. Both in large and small scales, there have been numerous developments and research with the aim of generating fuels and energy using different raw materials ...  Read More