Synthesis and characterization of different transition metal-alginate based heterogeneous catalyst for esterification reaction

Fei Ling Pua, Kah Thong Looi, Krishnan Shamala Gowri, Nabihah Sharifah

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Abstract

In recent years, attention has been drawn to produce heterogeneous catalyst to replace homogeneous catalyst in biodiesel industry. This study was focused on the synthesis of three different types of alginate based heterogeneous catalyst (Ferric-alginate, Copper-alginate, and Nickel alginate) and the effect of the catalyst on esterification of oleic acid. Morphology and elemental analysis was conducted to investigate the properties of the catalyst. The new heterogeneous catalysts were used to catalyze the esterification of oleic acid at reaction temperature of 60°C and 2 hours reaction time. Fe-alginate has achieved the highest free fatty acids (FFAs) conversation rate of 82.03%. The results and findings proved that transition metal-alginate heterogeneous catalyst has the potential and ability to esterify the free fatty acids prior biodiesel production from high free fatty acids feedstock.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceeding of the International Conference on Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology, 2016
EditorsChii Ruey Lin
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Pages57-60
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9783035710144
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2016
EventInternational Conference on Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology, ICMEN 2016 - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 21 May 201623 May 2016

Publication series

NameKey Engineering Materials
Volume709
ISSN (Print)1013-9826

Other

OtherInternational Conference on Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology, ICMEN 2016
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaipei
Period21/05/1623/05/16

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Pua, F. L., Looi, K. T., Shamala Gowri, K., & Sharifah, N. (2016). Synthesis and characterization of different transition metal-alginate based heterogeneous catalyst for esterification reaction. In C. R. Lin (Ed.), Proceeding of the International Conference on Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology, 2016 (pp. 57-60). (Key Engineering Materials; Vol. 709). Trans Tech Publications Ltd. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.709.57