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Original Research Article

Year: 2017 | Month: Jan.-March | Volume: 1 | Issue: 1 | Pages: 26-28

Laboratory Scale Synthesis of Ethanol from Maize

Ajitesh Yadav, Chirag Bolar

Datta Meghe College of Engineering, Airoli, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Corresponding Author: Ajitesh Yadav


Ethanol can be produced various agricultural feed stocks. This serves two purposes. One is ethanol synthesis in cost effective and environment friendly manner. Second is minimization of biodegradable waste. One such raw material for ethanol synthesis is maize. Bio ethanol can be produced from maize by two methods namely wet milling and dry milling. Grain is steeped and separated into starch, germ and fiber components in wet milling. In a dry milling process, grain is first grand into flour, and processed without separation of starch. Lower capital and easy operation makes dry mill process better alternative. In the current work, various investigations for ethanol production from raw feed stocks are summarized. Experimental synthesis of ethanol from maize is done on laboratory scale and the ethanol product is analyzed by gas chromatography.

Key words:Fees stock, dry milling, wet milling, cost, and yield.

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