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Optimization of Mahua Oil Methyl Ester by Using Response Surface Methodology


Ms. Priya S. Dhote , Department of Chemical Engineering, Shree Guru Gobind Singhji Institute Of Engineering & Technology, Vishnupuri, Nanded; Prof. V. N. Ganvir, Department of Petroleum Refining & Petrochemical Technology, Laxminarayan Institute of Technology, Nagpur


Biodiesel, response surface methodology, Mahua oil, Transesterification reaction, Oscillatory Baffled Reactor


The most commonly used methods for biodiesel preparation is via transesterification of vegetable oil using alkaline catalysts. The transesterification process can be affected by differing parameters. The optimization of experimental parameters, such as oil to alcohol molar ratio, catalyst concentration and reaction time, on the transesterification for the production of Mahua oil methyl ester in Oscillatory Baffled Reactor has been studied. The biodiesel production was optimized by response surface methodology. The optimum condition for the predicted condition product yield is 92.7157 ml with 1:12 of methanol to oil molar ratio, 0.4 wt of catalyst concentration and 10 minutes of reaction time.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV2I3050
Published in: Volume : 2, Issue : 3
Publication Date: 01/06/2014
Page(s): 162-166

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