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Rapid high conversion of high free fatty acid feedstock into biodiesel using continuous flow vortex fluidics

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Conversion of high free fatty acid (FFA) feedstock (94.4%) to biodiesel with undetectable FFA content is effective using room temperature vortex fluidic flow chemistry, with the conversion taking <1 minute residence time, using dramatically less methanol and acid catalyst compared to other processes. Optimum conditions are 1 : 6 volumetric ratio of oil feedstock to methanol and 0.2 molar equivalents of H2SO4 catalyst loading, for a combined flow rate of 3.50 mL min−1 in a 17.7 mm internal diameter tube rotating at 7500 rpm. This work furthers the viability of using high FFA content feedstocks for biodiesel production.

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The article was received on 05 Nov 2014, accepted on 28 Nov 2014 and first published on 01 Dec 2014


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA14909B
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Citation: RSC Adv., 2015,5, 2276-2280
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    Rapid high conversion of high free fatty acid feedstock into biodiesel using continuous flow vortex fluidics

    J. Britton and C. L. Raston, RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 2276
    DOI: 10.1039/C4RA14909B

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