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Preparation of Biodiesel from Crude oil of Simarouba glauca using CaO as a Solid Base Catalyst

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Chemistry, C.V. Raman College of Engineering, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, INDIA
  • 2 Department of Farm Machinery and Power, College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, INDIA
  • 3 PG Dept. of Chemistry, Khallikote (A) College, Berhampur, Odisha, INDIA

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 1, Issue (9), Pages 49-53, September,2 (2012)


The purpose of the work is to study biodiesel production by transesterification of Simarouba oil with methanol in a heterogeneous system, using CaO as a solid base catalyst. The reaction variables such as the molar ratio of methanol to oil, reaction temperature, mass ratio of catalyst to oil and the reaction time was studied. At 65°C, 12:1molar ratio of methanol to oil, 180 minutes reaction time and 8% catalyst in oil, the conversion was over 95%.


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