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Nanotech 2009 Vol. 3
Nanotech 2009 Vol. 3
Nanotechnology 2009: Biofuels, Renewable Energy, Coatings, Fluidics and Compact Modeling
Chapter 1: Bio Energy and Bio Fuels

Transesterification by Reactive distillation for characterisation and synthesis of Biodiesel

Authors:V.S. Sapkal, R.S. Sapkal, N.B. Raut, G.B. Shinde
Affilation:University of Pune, IN
Pages:11 - 18
Keywords:transesterification, biodiesel, reactive distillation
Abstract:The awareness in alternative fuels has increased dramatically in recent years due to the rising cost and the environmental concerns related to fossil fuels use. Biodiesel represents a more environmentally friendly and cost-effective fuel produced from the reaction of various alcohols with triglycerides found in commonly available oils to produce methyl esters.In this paper an optimized process have been investigated for biodiesel production and a case study of an innovative clean technology for production of biodiesel by transesterification using reactive distillation have been illustrated.
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