Utilization of waste cooking oil as an alternative fuel for Turkey


ARSLAN R. , ULUSOY Y.

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND POLLUTION RESEARCH, vol.25, no.25, pp.24520-24525, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 25
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11356-017-8899-3
  • Title of Journal : ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND POLLUTION RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.24520-24525
  • Keywords: Biodiesel, Waste cooking oil, Renewable energy, Emissions, Fuel policies, BIODIESEL PRODUCTION, EXHAUST EMISSIONS, DIESEL, ENGINE, PERFORMANCE

Abstract

This study is based on three essential considerations concerning biodiesel obtained from waste cooking oil: diesel engine emissions of biodiesel produced from waste cooking oil, its potential in Turkey, and policies of the Turkish government about environmentally friendly alternative fuels. Emission tests have been realized with 35.8 kW, four-cylinder, four-stroke, direct injection diesel tractor engine. Test results are compared with Euro non-road emission standards for diesel fuel and five different blends of biodiesel production from waste cooking oil. The results of the experimental study show that the best blends are B10 and B20 as they show the lowest emission level. The other dimensions of the study include potential analysis of waste cooking oil as diesel fuels, referring to fuel price policies applied in the past, and proposed future policies about the same issues. It was also outlined some conclusions and recommendations in connection with recycling of waste oils as alternative fuels.