Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Biodiesel emissions

Biodiesel energy can be generated from biodiesel. Biodiesel is a bio fuel that can be manufactured from vegetable oil or animal fats. The biodiesel used in bio diesel energy may or may not emit particulates into the atmosphere.

A few biodiesel emissions when using biodiesel energy are explained below.

Biodiesel emits small amounts of hydrocarbons that cause smog. However, the smog formation is too less to be noticed. The use of biodiesel energy does not emit sulfur oxides and sulfates at all that are the main cause of acid rain. The emission of pollutants is reduced by bio diesel. Biodiesel 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 that do not harm the environment and also do not cause any health hazards. Particulate matter that can cause breathing problems is emitted in a very less quantity by biodiesel. The emission of nitrogen oxides when using bio diesel increases or decreases 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 for generating biodiesel energy. Very less quantities of cancer causing compounds like polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and nitrated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons are emitted by bio diesel.

Biodiesel energy can be efficiently, cost effectively and safely used as an alternative energy source.

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