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Solvent‐aided crystallization for biodiesel purification

Shafirah, Samsuri and Ngiam, Li Jian and Farah Wahida, Jusoh and Yáñez, Eduard Hernández and Noor Yahida, Yahya (2020) Solvent‐aided crystallization for biodiesel purification. Chemical Engineering and Technology, 43 (3). pp. 447-456. ISSN 0930-7516

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Abstract

The application of solvent‐aided crystallization (SAC) is based on the addition of a solvent, here 1‐butanol, to crude biodiesel to catalyze the purification process by separating biodiesel from contaminants via crystallization process. Response surface methodology was applied to optimize the process parameters of SAC, represented by biodiesel purity. The purified biodiesel was analyzed by means of gas chromatography‐mass spectrometry for the composition of the present fatty acid methyl ester (FAME). Under the predicted optimum process conditions within the experimental ranges for the highest biodiesel purity, the predicted biodiesel purity was 99.375 %.

Item Type: Article
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Uncontrolled Keywords: 1‐butanol; Biodiesel purification; Fatty acid methyl ester; Response surface methodology; Solvent‐aided crystallization
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Engineering Technology
Depositing User: Mrs Norsaini Abdul Samat
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2021 08:20
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2021 08:20
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/30795
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