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The kinetic study of biodiesel production by using two step method

Ahmad Safwan, Abdul Halim (2012) The kinetic study of biodiesel production by using two step method. Faculty of Chemical & Natural Resource Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Pahang.


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This research is to do the kinetic study of the biodiesel producing process by using the two steps method.Firstly the rubber seed oil was extracted by using the Soxhlet extractor using hexane as a solvent.The FFA content of the oil is determined by the titration of NaOH in the sample of rubber seed oil by using isopropanol as solvent.The FFA content as found between 8 to 10%. So the FFA content need to be reduce less than 1% so that the two step method can be used. Then the catalyst was prepared by using cuprum nanoparticles to produce cuprum oxide.The process was done in the furnace at 673K for 6 hours.The cuprum oxide produced was characterized by using XRD.The esterification process was done afterwards by using cuprum oxide as the catalyst to reduce FFA content in the rubber seed oil.The process was conducted at the reaction temperature. The kinetic study was done on the esterification process.The biodiesel was produced by the base-catalyzed transesterification process of the yield from the esterification process by using NaOH as catalyst.The kinetic study was done on the tranesterification process.

Item Type: Undergraduates Project Papers
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biodiesel fuels Chemical kinetics
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Chemical & Natural Resources Engineering
Depositing User: Shamsor Masra Othman
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2014 03:41
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2015 09:22
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