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The Biodiesel Production from Roast Thai Sausage Oil by Transesterification Reaction

Wasan Theansuwan1 and Kitrichai Triratanasirichai1
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American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Volume 4 No. 1, 2011, 130-132

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajeassp.2011.130.132

Submitted On: 24 May 2010 Published On: 12 March 2011

How to Cite: Theansuwan, W. & Triratanasirichai, K. (2011). The Biodiesel Production from Roast Thai Sausage Oil by Transesterification Reaction. American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 4(1), 130-132. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajeassp.2011.130.132

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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Keywords

  • Biodiesel production
  • transesterification reaction
  • roast Thai sausage
  • transesterification process
  • potassium Hydroxide
  • biodiesel yields