Authors: V.S. Sapkal, R.S. Sapkal, N.B. Raut, G.B. Shinde
Affilation: University of Pune, India
Pages: 11 - 18
Keywords: transesterification, biodiesel, reactive distillation
The awareness in alternative fuels has increased dramatically in recent years due to the rising cost and the environmental concerns related to fossil fuels use. Biodiesel represents a more environmentally friendly and cost-effective fuel produced from the reaction of various alcohols with triglycerides found in commonly available oils to produce methyl esters.In this paper an optimized process have been investigated for biodiesel production and a case study of an innovative clean technology for production of biodiesel by transesterification using reactive distillation have been illustrated.