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IJCEA 2015 Vol.6(3): 156-159 ISSN: 2010-0221
DOI: 10.7763/IJCEA.2015.V6.472

Extraction of Nickel Nanoparticles from Electroplating Waste and Their Application in Production of Bio-diesel from Biowaste

Abhishek Kumar Sharma, Sameerah Desnavi, Charu Dixit, Utkarshaa Varshney, and Ankur Sharma
Abstract—Electroplating waste samples were collected from various nearby industries in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh (India), a prominent place for these industries and it was found that the concentrations of Cr+6, Ni+2, Cu+2 and Zn+2 ions were much more than the permissible norms of discharge which causes serious damage to the environment. To cater this issue, these heavy metal ions were extracted from the sample and then converted to their respective oxide nanoparticles by chemical precipitation and sol-gel methods respectively. And then, these nanoparticles were characterized by FTIR and XRD techniques. Also one of the major wastes produced in India is the butchery waste which causes severe health problems and is aesthetically unpleasant. This paper mainly focuses on the production of biodiesel from butchery waste by a new pathway utilizing heterogeneous nano-catalysts of Nickel(Ni+2) (extracted from electroplating waste) for the process of trans-esterification, which produces biodiesel which are mono-alkyl esters of long chain fatty acids (FAME-Fatty Acid Methyl Esters).

Index Terms—Electroplating waste, nanoparticles, chemical precipitation, sol-gel, XRD, FTIR, butchery waste, transesterification , biodiesel.

The authors are with the Department of Electrical Engineering, ZHCET, Aligarh Muslim University, India (corresponding author: Charu Dixit; email: charu.dixit2310@gmail.com).

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Cite: Abhishek Kumar Sharma, Sameerah Desnavi, Charu Dixit, Utkarshaa Varshney, and Ankur Sharma, "Extraction of Nickel Nanoparticles from Electroplating Waste and Their Application in Production of Bio-diesel from Biowaste," International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applications vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 156-159, 2015.

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