Conversion of Bio Oil to Biodiesel Using Adsorptive Distillation Approach

Nadiah binti Jamil, Nadiah (2010) Conversion of Bio Oil to Biodiesel Using Adsorptive Distillation Approach. [Final Year Project] (Unpublished)

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This purpose of this project is to find a suitable method for conversion of bio
oil to biodiesel through adsorptive distillation approach. This is to satisfy the need in
finding latest technological advancements of the production of biodiesel. The
problem needed to be assessed is whether the approach of adsorptive distillation is
feasible for the conversion of bio oil to biodiesel.
There have been many efforts to produce biodiesel in many methods as this
fuel can be used in standard diesel engines Most methods of converting biodiesel use
transesterification process. The technology of converting bio oil to biodiesel using
the adsorptive distillation approach is still new and is rarely used as a conversion
The method for conversion uses the rotary evaporator. The bio oil will be reacted
with an alcohol, in this case propanol. Sulphuric acid will be used as a catalyst in the
reaction. At the same time, water will be adsorbed by the molecular sieves to force
the reaction to the right side.
In conclusion, it is hoped that this project can prove that this method is feasible
in converting bio oil to biodiesel and can be used in the future for the production of

Item Type: Final Year Project
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Departments / MOR / COE: Engineering > Chemical
Depositing User: Users 5 not found.
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2011 11:23
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2017 09:43

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