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Biodiesel production from palm oil using KOH supported polyvinyl alcohol as the catalyst

Sulaiman, Sarina and Ramli, N.S. (2017) Biodiesel production from palm oil using KOH supported polyvinyl alcohol as the catalyst. Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects, 39 (18). pp. 1948-1953. ISSN 1556-7036 E-ISSN 1556-7230

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The aim of this study is to optimize the transesterification using potassium hydroxide (KOH)-supported polyvinyl alcohol to ease the separation process between glycerol and biodiesel. The design of experiment used was factorial composite design (FCD) and the effects of the amount of catalyst ranging from 0.5 wt% to 10 wt%, methanol to oil ratio from 6:1 to 18:1, and reaction temperature from 55°C to 65°C were studied. Biodiesel yield of 89.9% was obtained at the reaction temperature of 65°C, methanol to oil ratio of 18:1, and 0.7 wt% amount of catalyst.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6797/59687
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biodiesel, palm oil, transesterification, potassium hydroxide, polyvinyl alcohol
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP155 Chemical engineering
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Biotechnology Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Sarina Sulaiman
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2017 15:57
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2018 14:16
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/59687

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