American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Thermal Effusivity Measurement of Virgin Coconut Oil-Methanol Mixtures using Photoacoustic Technique

Firas Kamel Mohamad Al-asfoor, W. Mahmood Mat Yunus, Azmi Zakaria, Mohd Maarof Moksin, Noor Jawad Ridha and L.Y.C. Josephine

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2008.200.203

American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Volume 1, Issue 3

Pages 200-203

Abstract

Thermal effusivity of virgin coconut oil-methanol mixtures were measured using open photoacoustic cell technique. The samples were prepared by simply mixing virgin coconut oil and methanol using similar procedure applied for preparation of biodisel. Thermal effusivity of the sample was obtained by fitting the experimental data of photoacoustic amplitude signal to the expression of photoacoustic signal as a function of chopping frequency. Thermal effusivity of mixtures decrease between 0.0851 W s1/2 K−1 cm−2 (pure virgin coconut oil) and 0.0644 W s1/2 K−1 cm−2 (pure methanol) with the increasing of methanol in the mixture.

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© 2008 Firas Kamel Mohamad Al-asfoor, W. Mahmood Mat Yunus, Azmi Zakaria, Mohd Maarof Moksin, Noor Jawad Ridha and L.Y.C. Josephine. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.