publication . Article . 2014

Biodiesel production through non-catalytic supercritical transesterification: current state and perspectives

Silva, C. da; Oliveira, J. Vladimir;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2014 Journal: issn: 0104-6632, Copyright policy
  • Publisher: Brazilian Society of Chemical Engineering
Abstract
The inconveniences of the conventional method for biodiesel production by alkaline catalysis suggests research towards alternative methods, with the non-catalytic transesterification using an alcohol at supercritical conditions proposed as a promising technique for biodiesel production. The so-called supercritical method (SCM) has powerful advantages over conventional techniques, such as fast reaction rates, feedstock flexibility, production efficiency and environmentally friendly benefits. However, application of this methodology has some limitations, like operating conditions (elevated temperature and pressure and higher amounts of alcohol), which result in hi...
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free text keywords: Supercritical method, TP155-156, Transesterification, Vegetable oils, Non-catalytic, Chemical engineering, Biodiesel
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publication . Article . 2014

Biodiesel production through non-catalytic supercritical transesterification: current state and perspectives

Silva, C. da; Oliveira, J. Vladimir;