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Analysis of mixing in stirred vessels using CFD: waste cooking oil transesterification

Adeyemi, Nabeel A. and Mohiuddin, A. K. M. and Abd Aziz, Abd Rashid and F., Firmansyah and Anbese, Yohannes Tamirat (2011) Analysis of mixing in stirred vessels using CFD: waste cooking oil transesterification. In: International Conference on Mechanical, Automotive and Aerospace Engineering (ICMAAE' 11), 17-19 May, 2011, Legend Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.

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Abstract

A stirred laboratory reactor for transesterification of waste cooking oil (WCO) has been modeled using ANSYS 12 workbench. The reactor is used to evaluate the kinetics of reaction for oil transesterification. The internal configuration of the reactor is considered important to model the reactive flow assuming a uniform velocity profile in the tank. The FAME yield was correlated using different flow model to simulate scenarios for the given system and the solutions obtained using ANSYS Fluent agreed with validation calculations. Finally, a transient study demonstrated the effect of different impeller types used in the laboratory on Fatty Acid methyl Esters (FAME) yield in the reactor. This model can be used and built upon to evaluate other conditions of the reactions.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 3628/1352
Uncontrolled Keywords: CFD, mixing, FAME, impeller, waste cooking oil, PIV
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. A K M Mohiuddin
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2011 15:48
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2011 15:48
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/1352

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