Comprehensive near infrared study of Jatropha oil esterification with ethanol for biodiesel production.

@article{Oliveira2017ComprehensiveNI,
  title={Comprehensive near infrared study of Jatropha oil esterification with ethanol for biodiesel production.},
  author={Alianda Dantas de Oliveira and Ananda Franco de S{\'a} and Maria Fernanda Pimentel and Jos{\'e} Geraldo A Pacheco and Claudete Fernandes Pereira and Maria Soledad Larrechi},
  journal={Spectrochimica acta. Part A, Molecular and biomolecular spectroscopy},
  year={2017},
  volume={170},
  pages={56-64}
}
This work presents a comprehensive near infrared study for in-line monitoring of the esterification reaction of high acid oils, such as Jatropha curcas oil, using ethanol. Parallel reactions involved in the process were carried out to select a spectral region that characterizes the evolution of the esterification reaction. Using absorbance intensities at… CONTINUE READING