Refining technologies for the purification of crude biodiesel

Atadashi, I.M. and Aroua, Mohamed Kheireddine and Abdul Raman, Abdul Aziz and Sulaiman, N.M.N. (2011) Refining technologies for the purification of crude biodiesel. Applied Energy, 88 (12). pp. 4239-4251. ISSN 0306-2619,

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In biodiesel production, downstream purification is an important step in the overall process. This article is a critical review of the most recent research findings pertaining to biodiesel refining technologies. Both conventional refining technologies and the most recent biodiesel membrane refining technology are reviewed. The results obtained through membrane purification showed some promise in term of biodiesel yield and quality. Also, membranes presented low water consumption and less wastewater discharges. Therefore, exploration and exploitation of membrane technology to purify crude biodiesel is necessary. Furthermore, the success of membrane technology in the purification of crude biodiesel could serve as a boost to both researchers and industries in an effort to achieve high purity and quality biodiesel fuel capable of replacing non-renewable fossil fuel, for wide range of applications. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Times Cited: 3
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biodiesel refining wet washing dry washing membrane refining and biodiesel quality ceramic membranes soybean oil supercritical methanol process optimization fuel production vegetable-oils methyl-ester rapeseed oil palm oil transesterification
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammed Salim Abd Rahman
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2013 01:10
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2019 07:41

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