Novel Technology for Bio-diesel Production from Cooking and Waste Cooking Oil by Microwave Irradiation

Ricky Priambodo, Teng Chien Chen, Ming Chun Lu, Aharon Gedanken, Jiunn Der Liao, Yao Hui Huang

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In the transitional process, acid or base catalysts are common technology to produce bio-diesel from waste cooking oil; however, the catalysts only can be use one time. Highly reaction time is requirement for the transitional technology. For improvement these concern issues, this study applied a novel technology to create bio-diesel product from cooking oil and waste cooking oil by microwave irritation. The microwave irradiation can provide strong power and reach reaction temperature in a short time. The SrO catalyst is a heterogeneous catalyst which is not dissolution into any liquid solution therefore, it can be recycling and reusing again. In this research, the optimum conditions were using commercial SrO, 40 to 180 seconds reaction time, around 80oC reaction temperature, 6 methanol to oil ratio, and 1000W microwave power output. 99% and 93% biodiesel conversion efficiency for cooking oil and waste cooking oil were reached within in these conditions. The determined specifications of obtained biodiesel according to ASTM D6751 and EN14214 standards were in accordance with the required limits. As a conclusion, the present study indicates that derived fuel promises being an alternative for diesel, and could be used in engines without a major modification due to its qualifications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)84-91
Number of pages8
JournalEnergy Procedia
StatePublished - 2015
Event7th International Conference on Applied Energy, ICAE 2015 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 28 Mar 201531 Mar 2015

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  • Bio-diesel
  • Microwave irradiation
  • SrO catalyst
  • Waste cooking oil


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