International Journal of Applied Science and Technology

ISSN 2221-0997 (Print), 2221-1004 (Online) 10.30845/ijast

Exergy Evaluation of The production Process of Babassubiodiesel Synthesized Via Methyl and Ethyl Route
Anselmo Chaves Neto, Maria Emilia Martins Ferreira, Paulo Afonso Bracarense Costa

The State of Maranhão has an area of 33.2 million of hectares. It is the state with the highest occurrence of babassu in Brazil, reaches around 27% of its territory. The exploitation of babassu extraction activity was, for decades, very significant in the economy of Maranhão. Today this activity is based on lauric oil market. Given thevarious fossil fuel crises and emerging environmental issues, babassu is an alternative of the renewable energy sector (biodiesel). It is important to face into the feasibility of producing biodiesel from babassu oil obtained by ethanol and methanol route.Exergy assessment evaluates the functioning of the thermodynamic process from the location and quantification of the inefficiencies of the organization as well as being a utilitarian instrument for the effective utilization of innate resources.

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