Experimentation design of various edible and non-edible oils-based biodiesel using response surface methodology

Sunil Dhingra


The current research presents the experimentation design for three input process parameters for the optimization of biodiesel production. The response surface methodology using CCRD is applied through design expert 6.0.8 tool. The small factorial is applied to reduce the experiments to some extent. It has been observed that response surface methodology is the effective technique to design the experiments as compared to other statistical techniques. Furthermore this tool has been used in various edible and non-edible oils including waste cooking oils based biodiesel. These biodiesels then use in I. C. Engines in the blended form. The optimum combination of engine parameters are obtaining by hybrid RSM-NSGA-II technique. The detailed procedure for obtaining the desired optimum solutions are also presented in the paper. The important last step is the confirmatory tests of the random selected solutions to check the feasibility of the response engine models.


RSM, Biodiesel, Optimization, Design of Experiments, CCRD

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.37591/tmd.v10i1.7088


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