New consideration for Biodiesel laboratory scale production using modeling and simulation techniques


Biodiesel is a material serving as a promising energy alternative to cover the demand of clean sustainable energy sources. Conventional biodiesel production is done by transesterification method using stirred tank reactor and homogeneous base or acid catalyst then followed by purification process. However, there are some disavantages related with this method. They include soap formation, sensitivity to free fatty acid (FFA) content and purification difficulties.Transesterification process depends upon a number of process parameters which are required to be optimized in order to maximize the biodiesel yield. In this paper we have worked for flow sheet constructions of Biodiesel small plant using computer simulating software. All the conclusion results will be shown in simulation part of paper. The core objective of this paper would to design and develop a profitable biodiesel production plantby examining all models.

DOI Code: 10.1285/i15910725v44supp103

Keywords: Biodiesel; transesterification; simulation; FFA; Aspen

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