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September 1996


This article was published in the "Liquid fuels and industrial products from renewable resources, Proceedings of the third liquid fuel conference," held in Nashville , Tennessee, on 15-17 September, 1996. ©The American Society of Agricultural Engineers (ASAE) is the former name of © The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers,(ASABE),2950 Niles Rd., St.Joseph, Michigan 49085-9659. For Publisher version please contact: or This article is copyrighted by © 1994, ASAE.


Over the last few years fatty acid methyl esters have assumed importance as research has intensified on the utilization of vegetable oils and animal fats derivatives from liquid fuels (better known as biodiesel).Traditional batch processing has been an still is the most widely used process for this coversion. New and more efficient processing schemes. for large scale production of biodiesel for fuelfile1 purposes, is a. key for commercialization of biodiesel. In this, study a continuous process for the transesterification of triglycerides to methyl esters was investigated. This process is based a combined high shear and motionless reactor system. The experimental studies explored the variations in the mixing intensity, stoichiometry and catalyst concentration, on the overall conversion.

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