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Renewable energy science fair project:
Increase the heat of combustion of ethanol through the addition of ethyl acetate and Jatropha oil.




Science Fair Project Information
Title: Increase the heat of combustion of ethanol through the addition of ethyl acetate, and to establish whether Jatropha oil would increase the energy output of ethanol.
Subject: Renewable Energy
Grade level: High School - Grades 10-12
Academic Level: Ordinary
Project Type: Experimental
Cost: Mrdium
Awards: 2nd place, Canada Wide Virtual Science Fair ($400)
Affiliation: Canada Wide Virtual Science Fair (VSF)
Year: 2010
Description: Different mixtures of two solutions (ethanol & ethyl acetate) and (ethanol & ethyl acetate & jatropha oil) burned for eight minutes, and the temperatures of the water above were recorded every minute and results compared.
Link: http://www.virtualsciencefair.org/2010/dejoxm2
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