Design of a Small Scale Biodiesel Processor

Daniyan, I.A and Adeodu, A.O and Dada, O.M and Aribidara, A.A (2013) Design of a Small Scale Biodiesel Processor. Design of a Small Scale Biodiesel Processor, 4 (4). pp. 576-580. ISSN 2141-7016

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Abstract

The demand for biodiesel processor is expanding as a result of increasing acceptance of biodiesel as a viable alternative fuel for diesel engines because of its renewable source, high biodegradability and reduced harmful exhaust emissions. This works examines the design of small scale biodiesel processor capable of transesterifying 20 litres of biodiesel per batch from biodiesel feedstock at minimum cost and near perfect purity of biodiesel to reduce treatment after biodiesel production. Basic design requirements such as: stir speed, maximum reaction temperature, mass and energy balance and heat requirements as well as drive and control system were fixed. Performance evaluation of the processor was carried out using vegetable oil and results obtained are within the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) specification for biodiesel.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mr Tayo Okunlola
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2015 11:48
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2015 11:48
URI: http://eprints.abuad.edu.ng/id/eprint/308

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