Unformatted text preview: and biodiesel (chemically called methyl or ethyl esters). Biodiesel can be used in neat form or blended with petroleum diesel for use in diesel engines. Its physical and chemical properties as it relates to operation of diesel engines are similar to petroleum based diesel fuel. At an average, about 0.1 tonne of raw Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME) is generated for every tonne of fresh fruit bunch processed. POME consists of water soluble components of palm fruits as well as suspended materials like palm fibre and oil. Despite its biodegradability, POME cannot be discharged without first being treated because POME is acidic and has a very high biochemical oxygen demand (BOD). At Sime Darby Plantation, the following effluent treatment systems are implemented which are Anaerobic Digestion System, Extended Aerobic Process and bio reactor system. The advantages of using biodiesel are it is non-hazardous and biodegradable....
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- Spring '10
- Palm oil, Diesel fuel, Biodiesel, Sime Darby Biodiesel