Preparation and characterization of Kenaf derived heterogeneous catalyst for esterification reaction

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Abstract

A Kenaf fibers supported transition metal oxide solid acid catalyst (SAC) was prepared by wet impregnation method followed by calcination at 700°C. The characterizations of catalyst were studied by various methods. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and Energy dispersive spectrometer (EDX) showed that tungsten oxide particle was synthesized and well dispersed on the surface of fibers. A catalytic activity with 68% free fatty acid (FFA) conversion was achieved in esterification reaction. The catalyst can be easily separated from the mixture and reused for few cycles. This finding proved that Kenaf fibers derived SAC has the ability to esterify free fatty acid prior to transesterification reaction to produce biodiesel.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2016 3rd International Conference on Biomedical and Bioinformatics Engineering, ICBBE 2016
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages86-89
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450348249
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Nov 2016
Event3rd International Conference on Biomedical and Bioinformatics Engineering, ICBBE 2016 - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 12 Nov 201614 Nov 2016

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Other

Other3rd International Conference on Biomedical and Bioinformatics Engineering, ICBBE 2016
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaipei
Period12/11/1614/11/16

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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Subramaniam, K., Pua, F. L., Palanisamy, K., & M. Nomanbhay, S. (2016). Preparation and characterization of Kenaf derived heterogeneous catalyst for esterification reaction. In Proceedings of 2016 3rd International Conference on Biomedical and Bioinformatics Engineering, ICBBE 2016 (pp. 86-89). (ACM International Conference Proceeding Series). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/3022702.3022727