Invastigating the efficiency of the organic materials: Sugarcane, sugar beet and corn in ethanol production

Kurucu, Arda (2016) Invastigating the efficiency of the organic materials: Sugarcane, sugar beet and corn in ethanol production. Other thesis, TED Ankara Koleji.

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In this experiment I investigated the research question, “Which one between the corn, sugarcane and sugar beet will produce more biofuel from same amount of material measuring by a precise measuring cylinder?” Humantiy used various types of energy sources in order to ease their lives. The very first invention that changed the developement the humanity was the discovery of manupulating fire. Humanity started to use fire as a weapon, as a shield and as source of energy which helped them to cook raw meat and other materials. Fire is something that needs to be feeded with various fuel. From wood to fossil fuels like petroleum. Nowadays people use fossil fuels as their energy source to make their car engines and heating systems work. Fossil fuels may be cheap but isn’t infinite. In case of a fossil fuel shortage there are alternative fuel types such as biofuels which is obtained from biological mass. In other words biofuel can be called ethanol which is basically ethyl alcohol. While fossil fuel can run out, Biofuels can be produced by a few steps from fresh organic crops such as sugar cane, sugar beet and corn. The investigation was about which one of these organic crops would have the highest produced ethanol and used organic substance ratio. The results of investigation showed that the higher the substance is composed of sugar,higher the amount of ethanol produced. The datas clearified the amount of sugar differs from the substances and the corn had the greatest ratio among other substances (sugar beet and sugarcane). From the results highest amount of ethanol produced from the substances is to be found 56.3 ml from corn. All results suggested that Corn is the most efficient organic material to use in ethanol production.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Additional Information: Supervisor: Okan Güzel
Uncontrolled Keywords: corn, sugarcane, sugar beet, biofue
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Depositing User: Users 114 not found.
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2016 10:03
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2016 09:00

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