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A new solubility model to describe biodiesel formation kinetics

A new solubility model to describe biodiesel formation kinetics
A new solubility model to describe biodiesel formation kinetics
The development of a mathematical model that accurately describes the formation of fatty acid methyl esters (FAMEs) (otherwise known as biodiesel) from rapeseed oil and methanol in the presence of sodium hydroxide catalyst at temperatures in the range of 293–333 K is described. The model accounts for the existence of more than one phase at any given stages of the reaction and for the solubilities of the reacting species in various phases. The latter were obtained experimentally and are presented in the form of ternary phase diagrams. The model appears to give a good fit to the experimental data obtained using both batch and continuous flow reactors.
0957-5820
383-389
Gunvachai, K.
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Hassan, M.G.
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Shama, G.
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Hellgardt, K.
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Gunvachai, K.
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Hassan, M.G.
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Shama, G.
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Hellgardt, K.
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Gunvachai, K., Hassan, M.G., Shama, G. and Hellgardt, K. (2008) A new solubility model to describe biodiesel formation kinetics. Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 85 (5), 383-389. (doi:10.1205/psep07033).

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Abstract

The development of a mathematical model that accurately describes the formation of fatty acid methyl esters (FAMEs) (otherwise known as biodiesel) from rapeseed oil and methanol in the presence of sodium hydroxide catalyst at temperatures in the range of 293–333 K is described. The model accounts for the existence of more than one phase at any given stages of the reaction and for the solubilities of the reacting species in various phases. The latter were obtained experimentally and are presented in the form of ternary phase diagrams. The model appears to give a good fit to the experimental data obtained using both batch and continuous flow reactors.

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Accepted/In Press date: 31 March 2007
e-pub ahead of print date: 20 April 2008

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Local EPrints ID: 438199
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/438199
ISSN: 0957-5820
PURE UUID: 54358014-b532-4269-8417-b01e20a7ccc9
ORCID for M.G. Hassan: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-3729-4543

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Date deposited: 04 Mar 2020 17:30
Last modified: 20 May 2020 01:03

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Author: K. Gunvachai
Author: M.G. Hassan ORCID iD
Author: G. Shama
Author: K. Hellgardt

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