Development of the heterogeneous catalyst system for a production of biodiesel from used vegetable oils

Young Moo Park, Dae Won Lee, Deog Keun Kim, Jin Suck Lee, Kwan Young Lee

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Abstract

An environmentally benign process for the production of biodiesel from used vegetable oils (VO) by heterogeneous catalyst has been developed. Free fatty acids (FFA) contained in used VO were converted to fatty acid methyl esters. (FAME). WO3/Al2O3 were effective for esterification of FFA to FAME. The long term reaction test showed that 70% conversion could be maintained ≤ 40 hr. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the 2007 AIChE Annual Meeting (Salt Lake City, UT 11/4-9/2007).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2007 AIChE Annual Meeting
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec 1
Event2007 AIChE Annual Meeting - Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Duration: 2007 Nov 42007 Nov 9

Other

Other2007 AIChE Annual Meeting
CountryUnited States
CitySalt Lake City, UT
Period07/11/407/11/9

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Bioengineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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Park, Y. M., Lee, D. W., Kim, D. K., Lee, J. S., & Lee, K. Y. (2007). Development of the heterogeneous catalyst system for a production of biodiesel from used vegetable oils. In 2007 AIChE Annual Meeting