Cu2+ Montmorillonite K10 Clay Catalyst as a Green Catalyst for Production of Stearic Acid Methyl Ester: Optimization Using Response Surface Methodology (RSM)

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Enas A. Almadani; Farah W. Harun; Salina M. Radzi; Syamsul K. Muhamad;
(2018)
  • Publisher: Diponegoro University
  • Journal: Bulletin of Chemical Reaction Engineering & Catalysis (issn: 1978-2993)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.9767/bcrec.13.1.1397.187-195
  • Subject: Montmorillonite K10 | esterification | response surface methodology | stearic acid methyl ester | Chemical engineering | TP155-156

Clay catalyst has received much attention to replace the homogeneous catalysts in the esterification reaction to produce fatty acid methyl ester as the source of biodiesel as it is low cost, easily available, as well as environmental friendly. However, the use of unmodi... View more
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