Browse Research Projects -- Illinois Sustainable Technology Center by Series/Report "Waste Utilization -- Bio-oils and Biolubricants"

  • Larson, Richard A.; Sharma, B.K. (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2015-05)
    Phenolic compounds with antioxidant activity toward soybean-derived fatty acid methyl esters (SME, used as a model for biodiesel) were obtained by pyrolysis from wood (birch hardwood), corn stover, and lignin. The lignins ...

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  • Sharma, B.K.; Scott, John; Rajagopalan, Kishore (2011)
    ISTC researchers, B.K. Sharma, John Scott, and Kishore Rajagopalan, developed new analytical methods for the rapid identification and characterization of neutral lipids in the oil extracts of algae. They also studied the ...

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  • Sharma, B.K. (2015)
    Besides fuels, petroleum is used in a wide variety of items including plastics, construction adhesives, asphalt, lubricants, chemicals, and waxes. With petroleum being a limited resource, researchers are interested in ...

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  • Sharma, B.K.; Scott, John (2015)
    In an era of water and fuel insecurity, it is important to develop methods to both conserve water and produce fuels from non-petroleum sources. Innovative use of wastewater is part of the solution. Researchers have discovered ...

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  • Zheng, Wei; Rajagopalan, Kishore; Sharma, B.K. (2012)
    using waste coffee grounds to produce energy and lubricant products.

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  • Gear Oil 
    Sharma, B.K. (2012)
    Gear oil is an important industrial lubricant. If stable and high-quality bio-based gear oils and additives can be developed, petroleum-based lubricants may be a thing of the past. Researchers, including ISTC’s Dr. B.K. ...

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  • Sharma, B.K.; Scott, John; Kunwar, Bidhya (2014)
    Petroleum-based industrial lubricants present undesirable environmental and health effects, including toxicity to wildlife and humans, as well as poor biodegradability. Therefore, there is a growing interest in developing ...

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  • Sharma, B.K.; Rajagopalan, Kishore (2010)

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  • Sharma, B.K. (2010)
    Until recently, the oils in common beans (black, kidney, pinto, and great northern) have been largely overlooked since they exist in much lower quantities than the oils in sunflower, soybean, corn, and other seeds.

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  • Sharma, B.K.; Rajagopalan, Kishore (2015)

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  • Sharma, B.K.; Rajagopalan, Kishore; Vardon, Derek; Strathmann, Timothy (2012)

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  • Sharma, B.K.; Scott, John (2011)

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