A research team at DCHE published new research work

A team of researchers at chemical engineering department (DCHE) in Koya University has achieved an unique research that about production for bio-diesel from cow fats.The research team is consisted from Mr. Ribwar K Abdulrahman, Dr. Mohammed H Zangana, Dr. Jafar A Ali, Rebwar Ibrahim Aziz, Rawaz M Karem and Balen M. Hussain. The resrch work has been published in European Scientific Journal February 2016 edition vol.12, No.6 ISSN: 1857 – 7881 (Print) e - ISSN 1857- 7431. The main aim of the study is that to convert the animal fat residue at Koya city slaughterhouse to a sustainable bio-fuel. 

Paper link: http://eujournal.org/index.php/esj/article/view/7065/6788

Abstract
The global demand for energy in recent decade has been dramatic. Indeed, several oil and gas reservoirs around the world are depleted every day. Moreover, the fossil fuels for example, petroleum emitted huge quantities of toxic gases to the environment. Therefore, the passive environmental consequences of fossil fuels and the bother about fossil fuel supplies have encouraged the investigation for renewable biofuels. Thus, this work is objective to produce a biodiesel fuel from residual cow tallow that produced every day at Koya city slaughterhouse. The Koya slaughterhouse cow tallow may consider low cost renewable feed stock to produce biodiesel. Furthermore, the study has examined various process parameters for example, catalyst amount and alcohol amount as well on fuel production yield. The produced biodiesel is also subjected into several tests for instance, density and cetane number.

Scientists at Koya University are encouraged to maintain continuous fruitful collaboration with the centers of excellence through their researches and innovations, enabling Koya University to have better global presence. Koya University is increasing its presence in the global academic arena. In the latest Webometics ranking of 2016 Koya University has been ranked as 20th best university in Iraq and 12096 globally. This is a remarkable achievement by a young and dynamic university such as Koua University in the Middle East. 

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