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The effect of microwave radiation on biodiesel production

Muhammad Fikri Afiq, Abdul Mutalib (2010) The effect of microwave radiation on biodiesel production. Faculty of Chemical & Natural Resource Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Pahang.


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Microwave radiation is believed to have effect toward biodiesel production.Because of that reason,the purpose of this research is to investigate the effect of microwave radiation toward enhancing the biodiesel production.During experimental phase,transesterification process is used in order to produce biodiesel and microwave oven is used in order to expose the reaction to the microwave radiation. Using enzyme the biocatalyst,the experimental result shows that microwave radiation do affect the enzymatic reaction. The result showed that longer period of exposure to the microwave yields the fastest conversion glycerides into fatty acid methyl ester.The result also showed that higher power,as long as it did not denature the enzyme,will enhance the conversion of the glycerides.

Item Type: Undergraduates Project Papers
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biodiesel fuels
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Chemical & Natural Resources Engineering
Depositing User: Shamsor Masra Othman
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2014 04:01
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2015 09:24
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