Microspora Floccosa; A Potential Biofuel Producer

  • Aisha Abdul Sattar Memon School of Environment, Tsinghua University, China
  • Ashfaque Ahmed Pathan Department of Civil Engineering, Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro, Pakistan
  • Imdad Ali Kandhar Department of Civil Engineering, Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro, Pakistan
  • Rasool Bux Mahar Institute of Environmental Engineering and Management, Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro, Pakistan
  • Rafi-uz-Zaman Brohi Institute of Environmental Engineering and Management, Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro, Pakistan
  • Aamna Balouch National Centre of Excellence in Analytical Chemistry, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan

Abstract

The current study is focused on biofuel production from local specie of algae. Initially samples were observed to identify the algal specie. Afterward oil was extracted from algae by Soxhlet extraction method, retention time was optimized to improve the yield of oil at different intervals. The recovered oil from algae was subjected to qualitative analysis by Gas Chromatography. Four major peaks were appeared on GC chromatogram which correspond to methyl esters of dodecanoic acid, tetradecanoic acid, 8,11,14-Eicosadienoic acid and 9,10-dihydroxy octadecanoic. The results reflect that Microspora floccosa algae considered to be favorable for biofuel production.   

Published
Jun 1, 2016
How to Cite
MEMON, Aisha Abdul Sattar et al. Microspora Floccosa; A Potential Biofuel Producer. Pakistan Journal of Analytical & Environmental Chemistry, [S.l.], v. 17, n. 1, p. 5, june 2016. ISSN 2221-5255. Available at: <http://pjaec.pk/index.php/pjaec/article/view/70>. Date accessed: 18 oct. 2017.