Synthesis of biodiesel from Neem oil using sulfated zirconia via tranesterification

@inproceedings{Muthu2010SynthesisOB,
  title={Synthesis of biodiesel from Neem oil using sulfated zirconia via tranesterification},
  author={H. Muthu and Vasanthakumar Sathyaselvabala and Thiruvengadaravi Kadathur Varathachary and Dinesh Kirupha Selvaraj and Jagadesh Nandagopal and S Subramanian},
  year={2010}
}
Sulfated zirconia (SZ) is a widely used catalyst, which is synthesized by a solvent free method and the synthesized catalyst has been characterized. Neem Methyl Ester (Biodiesel) was prepared by a two-step process of esterification and transesterification from Neem oil with methanol in the presence of catalyst. Acid catalyst was used for the esterification and alkali catalyst (KOH) for the transesterification reaction. Optimal Free Fatty Acid (FFA) conversion was achieved using 1 wt% SZ as an… CONTINUE READING

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