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Production of heterogeneous catalyst for biodiesel synthesis

shah, beenish and Sulaiman, Sarina and Jamal, Parveen Production of heterogeneous catalyst for biodiesel synthesis. In: 4th International Chemical and Environmental Engineering Conference (ICEEC-2013-14), 14th-16th February 2014, Kuala Lumpur. (Unpublished)

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The waste food material namely crab shell, egg shell and fish bone is screened for biodiesel synthesis by tranesterification reaction to determine the source providing the highest biodiesel yield. The solid oxide materials were calcined at 900°C at 2-4hrs to convert CaCO3 to CaO species. Tranesesterification is carried out at 65°C for 4 hrs with varied methanol to oil ratio. It was found that although egg shell, and crab shell gave average biodiesel yields, fish bone provided outstanding results of the three catalysts. This research signifies successful application of waste resources as an emerging prospective for economical preparation of heterogeneous catalyst, developing an unconventional avenue for reusing of this solid waste.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech/Talk)
Additional Information: 6797/38852
Uncontrolled Keywords: heterogeneous catalyst, biodiesel synthesis
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP155 Chemical engineering
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Biotechnology Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Sarina Sulaiman
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2014 09:26
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2014 09:26
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/38852

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