Production of high quality biodiesel fuel from waste cooking oil using anion-exchange resin catalyst

Naomi Shibasaki-Kitakawa, Takahiro Tsuji, Masaki Kubo, Toshikuni Yonemoto

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Abstract

The production of high quality biodiesel fuel from waste cooking oil using anion-exchange resin catalyst was studied. By supplying the mixed-solution of waste cooking oil and methanol to the expanded-bed reactor packed with the anion-exchange resin, the continuous production experiment of the fatty acid methyl esters (FAME) was performed. The effluent from the reactor was analyzed to check the quality of the biodiesel fuel. The result to check the quality of the biodiesel fuel was shown and was compared with standards of Europe (EN14214) and USA (ASTM D6751). The contents of impurities [free fatty acids (FFA) and water], unreacted reactants (methanol and glycerides), and the byproduct (glycerin) in the effluent from the reactor fully satisfied with both standards. Only the FAME content was a little lower than that in EN14214, but it was not limited in ASTM D6751. From these results, water and glycerin as well as FFA and pigment were removed by the adsorption on the resin. The distillation process to remove the residual methanol from the product could be omitted in this system. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the 2010 AIChE Annual Meeting (Salt Lake City, UT 11/7-12/2010).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication10AIChE - 2010 AIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event2010 AIChE Annual Meeting, 10AIChE - Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Duration: 2010 Nov 72010 Nov 12

Other

Other2010 AIChE Annual Meeting, 10AIChE
CountryUnited States
CitySalt Lake City, UT
Period10/11/710/11/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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    Shibasaki-Kitakawa, N., Tsuji, T., Kubo, M., & Yonemoto, T. (2010). Production of high quality biodiesel fuel from waste cooking oil using anion-exchange resin catalyst. In 10AIChE - 2010 AIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings