Jatropha curcas: Biology, Cultivation and Potential Uses


Gregory Medina (Editor)

Series: Plant Science Research and Practices
BISAC: NAT026000

Jatropha curcas Linnaeus is a multipurpose plant belonging to the Euphorbiaceae family. It has social, agricultural, environmental, industrial, pharmaceutical and energy production potentials. It has high amounts of oil in its seeds, which can be converted to biodiesel. This book begins with a discussion on the use of Jatropha curcas as a biofuel. It continues by exploring other potential uses of Jatropha curcas.
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1
as a Biofuel
(Eugenio Sánchez-Arreola, Luis R. Hernández, and Horacio Bach, Departamento de Ciencias Químico Biológicas, Universidad de las Américas Puebla, Santa Catarina Mártir, Cholula, Puebla, México, and others)

Chapter 2
Technomic Analysis of Biodiesel Production from Jatropha curcas : Shrub Cultivability, Consecutive-Competitive Reactions, Centrifugal Separation and Optimization
(Kal Renganathan Sharma, Natural Sciences, San Jacinto College North Campus, Physics, Texas Southern University, Houston, TX, USA)

Chapter 3
Potential Uses of Jatropha curcas (M. Moniruzzaman, Parul Akhtar, Zahira Yaakob, A. K. M. Aminul Islam, Department of Chemical and Process Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor DE, Malaysia, and others)

Chapter 4
A Technology and Entrepreneurship Interface Model for Promoting Multiple Uses of Jatropha for Pro-Poor Development (Raphael M. Jingura, and Reckson Kamusoko, Chinhoyi University of Technology, School of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe)

Chapter 5
Growth and Seed Yield of  Jatropha curcas L. Cultivated in Arid Region of Tunisia
(Ezzeddine Saadaoui, Nizar Tlili, Naziha Ghazel, Chokri Ben Romdhane, Saad Abdelkebir, Mohamed Grira, and Mohamed L. Khouja, Regional Station of Gabes – LGVR. National Institute of Research in Rural Engineering, Waters and Forests (INRGREF), University of Carthage, Tunisia, and others)

Chapter 6
Propagation of  Jatropha curcas  through Seeds, Vegetative Cuttings and Tissue Culture
(A. K. M. Aminul Islam, A. K. M. Mominul Islam, Nor Anis Nadhirah, Nurina Anuar and Zahira Yaakob, Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Faculty of Agriculture, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University, Gazipur, Bangladesh, and others)

Chapter 7
Allelopathic Effects of Aqueous Extracts of  Jatropha curcas  L. on the Germination of Six Cultivated Species (Ezzeddine Saadaoui, José J. Martín, Naziha Ghazel, Chokri Ben Romdhane, Mohamed L. Khouja and Emilio Cervantes, Regional Station of Gabes – Laboratory of Management and Valorization of Forest Resources. National Institute of Research in Rural Engineering, Waters and Forests (INRGREF), University of Carthage, Tunisia, and others)

Chapter 8
Simple and Effective Method for Removal of Phorbol Esters from  Jatropha curcas  Seed Oil by Silica Gel Adsorption (Wimonrat Tongpoothorn, Warunthip Chatjutamanee, Panuwat Supprung, Chalerm Ruangviriyachai, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering, Rajamangala University of Technology Issan, Khon Kaen Campus, Khon Kaen, Thailand, and others)

Chapter 9
Responses of Two  Jatropha curcas L. Provenances according to Water and Nitrogen Availabilities
(Sameh Cherif, Zouheir Nasr, and Mohamed Larbi Khouja, Laboratory of Ecology and Improvement Sylvo-Pastoral National Institute for Research in Rural Engineering, Water and Forestry, INRGREF, Faculty of Sciences of Bizerte, University of Carthage, Tunisia)

Chapter 10
Mechanical Properties of White Bread Made of Barley Flour Concentrate and Jatropha curcas
(N. Guemes Vera and Alfonso Totosaus Sanchez, Centro de Investigación en Ciencia y Tecnología de Alimentos, Instituto de Ciencias Agropecuarias, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo, Tulancingo, México, and others)



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