Monday, May 18, 2009

Biodiesel emissions

Biodiesel energy as a renewable energy source can be generated from biodiesel. Biodiesel is a biofuel or non petroleum based fuel that can be manufactured from vegetable oil or animal fats. The bio diesel used as one of the biodiesel energy products may or may not emit particulates into the atmosphere.

Biodiesel energy products emit various particulates into the atmosphere when biodiesel energy is used.

Small amounts of hydrocarbons that cause smog are emitted by biodiesel energy products. But smog formation by these emissions is too less to be noticed. The use of biodiesel energy products does not emit sulfur oxides and sulfates which are the main cause of acid rain. Biodiesel energy products also do not emit pollutants. The use of bio diesel as an alternative energy source results in substantial reductions in the emissions of unburned hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide and other particulate matter. The use of biodiesel energy products emits very small amounts of carbon monoxide. This amount is also negligible and does not harm the environment and also does not cause any health hazards. Biodiesel energy when used does not emit particulate matter that can cause breathing problems. Biodiesel energy products may emit large or small amounts of nitrogen oxides depending upon the type of engine and testing procedures that are used. The nitrogen oxide emissions are increased on an average by ten percent if pure bio diesel is used as a biodiesel energy product.

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