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dc.contributor.authorPatel, Rajnikant
dc.contributor.authorDawson, K.
dc.contributor.authorButterfield, R.
dc.contributor.authorKhan, Amir
dc.contributor.authorAhada, B.
dc.contributor.authorArellano-Garcia, Harvey
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-28T15:13:24Z
dc.date.available2016-11-28T15:13:24Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationPatel R, Dawson K, Butterfield R et al (2014) Process for Synthesis of Biodiesel from Used Cooking Oil: Feasibility and Experimental Studies. 24th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering, Parts A and B. Computer Aided Chemical Engineering. 33: 1111-1116.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/10764
dc.descriptionNo
dc.description.abstractBiodiesel has turned out to be an integral part of the discussion of renewable energy sources and has diverse advantages in terms of its flexibility and applicability. Considering the characteristics of the transesterification reaction, a laboratory-scale system has been developed in this work. Waste Vegetable Oil (WVO), mainly sunflower oil, from local sources has been used and the transesterification carried out using methanol in the presence of sodium hydroxide catalyst. Characterisation of the biodiesel produced has been carried out using a number of different techniques including rheology, calorimetry, and gas liquid chromatography. The main factors affecting the % yield of biodiesel are temperature, catalyst, and alcohol to triglyceride ratio. Thus, experimental work has been carried out so as to study the rate and yield of the reaction as a function of those factors. A model has also been developed to validate the experimental data and this should help in increasing the efficiency of these processes and reducing the energy input. Moreover, the novel use of ultrasound as a method of measuring progression of the reaction is correlated with in-situ pH monitoring of the reaction process.
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttps://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-444-63455-9.50020-9
dc.subjectBiodiesel
dc.subjectUltrasound
dc.subjectTransesterification
dc.subjectBatch reactor
dc.subjectSoybean oil
dc.subjectTransesterification kinetics
dc.subjectVegetable-oils
dc.titleProcess for Synthesis of Biodiesel from Used Cooking Oil: Feasibility and Experimental Studies
dc.status.refereedYes
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