Ultrasound-assisted production of biodiesel fuel from vegetable oils in a small scale circulation process.

@article{Thanh2010UltrasoundassistedPO,
  title={Ultrasound-assisted production of biodiesel fuel from vegetable oils in a small scale circulation process.},
  author={Le Tu Thanh and Kenji Okitsu and Yasuhiro Sadanaga and Norimichi Takenaka and Yasuaki Maeda and Hiroshi Bandow},
  journal={Bioresource technology},
  year={2010},
  volume={101 2},
  pages={639-45}
}
Biodiesel production from canola oil with methanol was performed in the presence of a base-catalyst by a circulation process at room temperature. In this process, the transesterification was accelerated by ultrasonic irradiation of low frequency (20 kHz) with an input capacity of 1 kW. The influences of various parameters on the transesterification reaction, including the amount of catalyst, the molar ratio of methanol to oil and the reaction time, were investigated. The objective of this work… CONTINUE READING