Simplification of separation of reaction mixture after transesterification of vegetable oil

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dc.contributor.author Hájek, Martin
dc.contributor.author Skopal, František
dc.contributor.author Machek, Jaroslav
dc.date.accessioned 2010-09-09T13:37:33Z
dc.date.available 2010-09-09T13:37:33Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.issn 1438-7697
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10195/37256
dc.description.abstract Heterogeneous reaction mixture is formed by transesterification of vegetable oils. The reaction mixture contains methyl esters of higher fatty acids and glycerol mainly. From this mixture, biodiesel is gained by spontaneous sedimentation in the gravitational field. The sedimentation can be considerably accelerated by controlled addition of water. It was found that addition of small amount of water into the crude reaction mixture affected significantly the mixture and substantial change in the speed of the separation took place. Considerable differences in the composition and quality of ester and glycerol phases occurred. Optical properties (transmittance and refractive indices) of heterogeneous reaction mixture are change after addition of water; this change can be observed spectrophotometrically. This method is applicable for all types of vegetable oils including waste frying oils. eng
dc.format p. 347–350 eng
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Wiley-Blackwell
dc.relation.ispartof European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology. 2008, Volume 110, Issue 4 eng
dc.rights open access eng
dc.subject Biodiesel eng
dc.subject vegetable oil eng
dc.subject sedimentation eng
dc.subject Water eng
dc.subject refractive index eng
dc.title Simplification of separation of reaction mixture after transesterification of vegetable oil eng
dc.type Article eng
dc.peerreviewed yes eng
dc.publicationstatus preprint eng
dc.identifier.doi 10.1002/ejlt.200700228
dc.relation.publisherversion http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ejlt.200700228/abstract


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