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Table 16: Comparing the fuel properties of T. peruviana oil and biodiesel

From: Brette Pearl Spar Mable (BPSM): a potential recoverable catalyst as a renewable source of biodiesel from Thevetia peruviana seed oil for the benefit of sustainable development in West Africa

Parameters T. peruviana
oil
T. peruviana
biodiesel
Density (g/cm3) 0.774 0.816
Moisture content (%) 0.0131 0.0044
Specific gravity 0.8984 0.913
Mean Molecular mass 973.87 2101
Acid value (mg KOH/g oil) 3.8048 0.508
Saponification value (mg KOH/g oil) 57.5025 26.648
Iodine value (g I2/100g oil) 97.6 73.2
Peroxide value (meq. O2/kg oil) 23.8 -
Higher heating value (MJ/kg) 47.056 47.312
Cetane number 140.998 234.58
API 26 23.484
Diesel index 181.94 311.918
Aniline point ( oF) 699.77 1328.239