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Monitoring of Biodiesel Transesterification Process Using Impedance Measurement

Rachmanto, T and Allanson, D and Matthews, C and Jenkinson, I (2014) Monitoring of Biodiesel Transesterification Process Using Impedance Measurement. International Journal of Materials, Mechanics and Manufacturing, 2 (4). pp. 265-271. ISSN 1793-8198

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Abstract

Transesterification is commonly used to produce biodiesel from methylester. In order to control the conversion process it is often useful to employ process monitoring and in particular monitor the mass transfer processes that limit the initial reaction rates. Such monitoring of the initial phase of reaction may provide opportunity for process optimization. Previous work has identified many methods to monitor reaction progress. This paper proposes the use of a simple method which is able to provide information regarding the progress of mass transfer and chemical reaction during biodiesel production. The process uses impedance measurement. The experimentally determined impedance results clearly show the two important phases of the transesterification reaction, a mass transfer control phase followed by a kinetically controlled phase.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Maritime and Mechanical Engineering
Publisher: IACSIT Press
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2015 11:36
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2016 10:32
DOI or Identification number: /10.7763/IJMMM.2014.V2.140
Editors: Gupta, K
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/1693

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