Transesterification of canola oil to biodiesel using CaO/Talc nanopowder as a mixed oxide catalyst

Maleki, H ; Sharif University of Technology

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  1. Type of Document: Article
  2. DOI: 10.1002/ceat.201600579
  3. Abstract:
  4. A series of heterogeneous catalysts including different molar ratios of CaO/talc was synthesized to study the transesterification reaction of canola oil and methanol under different reaction conditions. Characterization and kinetic results revealed that the activity of this catalyst was enhanced due to the increase of CaO/talc molar ratio value leading to an improvement in the biodiesel production. Moreover, the effect of various parameters on the activity of the undertaken catalysts was studied in order to determine the optimum process conditions. Leaching measurements and the durability of the CaO/talc catalyst under several reaction cycles were evaluated and proved it to be a stable catalyst. © 2017 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
  5. Keywords:
  6. Talc nanoparticles ; Biodiesel ; Catalysts ; Nanostructured materials ; Transesterification ; Biodiesel production ; Heterogeneous catalyst ; Methanolysis ; Mixed oxide catalysts ; Nano powders ; Optimum process conditions ; Reaction conditions ; Transesterification reaction ; Catalyst activity
  7. Source: Chemical Engineering and Technology ; Volume 40, Issue 10 , 2017 , Pages 1923-1930 ; 09307516 (ISSN)
  8. URL: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/ceat.201600579