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Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research
Pharmacotherapy Group, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria
ISSN: 1596-5996
EISSN: 1596-9827
Vol. 13, No. 6, 2014, pp. 957-960
Bioline Code: pr14134
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, Vol. 13, No. 6, 2014, pp. 957-960

 en Biodiesel Production from Azolla filiculoides check for this species in other resources (Water Fern)
Salehzadeh, Ali; Naeemi, Akram Sadat & Arasteh, Amir

Abstract


Purpose: To assess the potential of Azolla filiculoides check for this species in other resources , total body collected from a rice farm in northern Iran as source for biodiesel production.
Methods: Solvent extraction using Soxhlet apparatus with chloroform-methanol (2:1 v/v) solvent blend was used to obtain crude oil from freeze-dried the Azolla plant. Acid-catalyzed transesterification was used to convert fatty acids (FA), monoglycerides (MG), diglycerides (DG) and triglycerides (TG) in the extracts to fatty acid methyl esters (FAMEs) by acid-catalyzed methylation. Gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GC–MS) was employed to analyze the FAMEs in the macroalgae biodiesel.
Results: The presence of myristic acid (C14:0), palmitic acid (C16:0), palmitoleic acid (C16:1), myristic acid (C14:0), stearic acid (C18:3), oleic acid (C18:1) and linoleic acid 9C18:2), eicosenoic acid (C20:1), eicosapentaenoic acid (C20:5), erucic acid (C22:1) and docosahexaenoic acid (C22:6) in the macroalgae biodiesel was confirmed.
Conclusion: The results indicate that biodiesel can be produced from macroalgae and that water fern is potentially an economical source of biodiesel due its ready availability and probable low cost.

Keywords
Biodiesel; Azolla filiculoides; Water fern; Fatty acid methyl esters

 
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