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The Biodiesel Production from Roast Thai Sausage Oil by Transesterification Reaction

Wasan Theansuwan1 and Kitrichai Triratanasirichai2
  • 1 Mahasarakham University, Thailand
  • 2 Khon Kaen University, Thailand

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).

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

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Keywords

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