A comparative study of biodiesel production methods for Reutealis trisperma biodiesel

A. S. Silitonga, T.m. Indra Mahlia, Hwai Chyuan Ong, T. M.I. Riayatsyah, F. Kusumo, Husin Ibrahim, S. Dharma, D. Gumilang

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In this study, three types of biodiesel production methods are compared in order to maximize Reutealis trisperma biodiesel yields and it is found that the best method is esterification-neutralization-transesterification. The optimum methanol to oil molar ratio, catalyst concentration, reaction temperature, and reaction time are also determined from laboratory experiments and modeling using response surface methodology. There is excellent agreement between the predicted and experimental Reutealis trisperma biodiesel yields under optimum process conditions, with a value of 99.23 and 98.72%, respectively. The physicochemical properties of the Reutealis trisperma biodiesel also fulfill the fuel specifications of the ASTM D6751 standard.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2006-2014
Number of pages9
JournalEnergy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization and Environmental Effects
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 18 Oct 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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