American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

The Biodiesel Production from Roast Thai Sausage Oil by Transesterification Reaction

Wasan Theansuwan and Kitrichai Triratanasirichai

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2011.130.132

American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Volume 4, Issue 1

Pages 130-132

Abstract

Problem statement: This research is to study the feasibility of biodiesel production from roast Thai sausage oil by transesterification process. Approach: The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of potassium Hydroxide (K2OH3) as heterogeneous catalyst (3-9% (wt) of the feedstock) and methanol-oil molar ratio (3:1-12:1) on the yield and properties (flash point and fire point) of the biodiesel products at 60-°C of reacting temperature. Results: The results showed that the suitable conditions for the production of biodiesel were at 3:1 of methanol-oil molar ratio and at 3% of K2OH3 (wt) of the feedstock. It was also found that the maximum biodiesel yields (86.40%) on this condition. Conclusion: According to the physical characterisation of the products, it was found that the biodiesel produced in this study showed similar properties to the standard biodiesel (methyl ester).

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© 2011 Wasan Theansuwan and Kitrichai Triratanasirichai. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.