Date of Graduation
Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Alfred H. Stiller.
An increase in the quantity of food is required to meet the demand of an increasing in the population. The agricultural industry continues to grow to meet this demand. This thesis focuses on a new method to deal with the increasing amount of animal waste that is produced as a result of the increasing food demand. By reacting animal waste with an aqueous solution and diesel fuel, a major fraction of the waste becomes a diesel fuel extender. The extended diesel fuel contains no ash and has a viscosity similar to conventional diesel fuel. The extended diesel fuel contains 20% dissolved hog manure produced by reaction with an aqueous solution of 40% propanol and 60% water. Initial experiments have shown that the extended diesel fuel can be run in a diesel engine with no modifications.
Eddy, Laura S., "Diesel fuel extender from animal waste" (2006). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 2355.