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Unconventional method for monitoring of waste cooking oil transesterification

Adeyemi, Nabeel A. and Mohiuddin, A. K. M. and Mirghani, Mohamed Elwathig Saeed and Jameel, Ahmed Tariq (2012) Unconventional method for monitoring of waste cooking oil transesterification. Advanced Materials Research, 576. pp. 357-361. ISSN 1022-6680

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Abstract

A technique to monitor transesterification of waste cooking oil (WCO) is presented. The technique was developed based on analogue signal from WCO, fatty acid methyl ester (FAME) and commercial palm oil (CPO). A low-pass filter design for the photodiode was used to obtain the characteristic analog signal generated by these oil samples and the signal was correlated to absorbance spectra of the oils using data from Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) equipment. A match was made between the analogue signals of the oil samples and calibrated against the FTIR spectra at 95% confidence level. Depletion of WCO during transesterification in a batch reactor correlated with the time observed for peak yield during biodiesel production. The results of the technique are discussed as a possible way to monitor transesterification process in a batch reactor.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3628/25654
Uncontrolled Keywords: Transesterification, photodiode, absorbance, Waste Cooking oil, FAME
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: 14 Sep 2012 14:40
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2013 11:26
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/25654

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