Alternative energy from fresh water weed, hydrilla verticillata (L.f) royle
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Energy is an important factor in the necessity of human life. Many countries around the world are seeking alternative energy sources. To use as alternative energy. Our alternative sources of energy are ethanol, which can be produced from agricultural products. Including plants with cellulose components. The ethanol can be mixed with gasoline. It is a new product called gasohol. This research use of fresh water weed Hydrilla is a raw material in the production of ethanol. Hydrolysis sweetening and fermentation. The microorganisms used in fermentation processes, the yeast is found Hydrilla through hydrolysis, the acid is H2SO4 at 0.5 % . Measuring the concentration of the alcohol concentration of 4.0 % VOL, 9 Brix %. The Hydrilla through hydrolysis at alkaline NaOH is at a concentration of 1 % concentration of alcohol concentration was 3.5% VOL, 8 Brix %. Hydrilla and the Hydro Delight with distilled water (H2O) to measure the concentration of the alcohol concentration of 5.5 % VOL, 12 Brix %. Thus, it can be said that Hydrilla is a material that has the potential to produce ethanol for energy alternatives. And used as a source of renewable energy. Instead of using raw materials from food plants. And other energy crops.
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