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بابك عاقل

بابک عاقل

مرتبه علمی: دانشیار
نشانی: ایران، کرمانشاه، بزرگراه امام خمینی (ره)، دانشگاه صنعتی کرمانشاه، دانشکده انرژی، گروه مهندسی شیمی
تحصیلات: دکترای تخصصی / مهندسی شیمی
تلفن: 083-38305000 (1168)
دانشکده: دانشکده مهندسی

مشخصات پژوهش

عنوان
Biodiesel production from waste cooking oil using wheat bran ash as a sustainable biomass
نوع پژوهش مقاله چاپ شده
کلیدواژه‌ها
BiodieselWaste cooking oilWheat bran ashWater scaleEco-efficiency
پژوهشگران اشکان گوران (نفر اول)، بابک عاقل (نفر دوم)، فرزاد نصیرمنش (نفر سوم)

چکیده

This study investigated the transesterification of waste cooking oil using methanol and modified wheat bran ash and CaO as the catalyst. Under a simple solid-state reaction, mixing, and well grinding, wheat bran ash and water scale from distillation unit were employed to prepare the catalyst at 700 °C during 4 h of calcination in the air. X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, and fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy were utilized to characterize the catalyst. According to the experimental results, most XRD peaks characterized by CaO. A biodiesel purity of 93.6% was obtained under an optimal condition, i.e. methanol to oil volume ratio of 1.46:1, a catalyst content of 11.66 wt%, and a temperature of 54.6 °C during 114.21 min. Therefore, as a wheat processing byproduct, wheat bran ash could serve as a proper option for the purification of biodiesel.