|About this Abstract
||2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Energy Technologies and CO2 Management Symposium
||CaxSr1-xO Heterogeneous Catalysts Using Polymer Complex Method (PCM) for Biodiesel Production
||Maria Lourdes Purisima Potestades, Shih-Kang Lin, Wen-Dung Hsu, Masahiro Yoshimura
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
||Maria Lourdes Purisima Potestades
With the exponential increase of population and energy demands throughout the years, the rate of developing cleaner and sustainable energy source is extremely slow. Hence, the need to find alternatives is a must. Biodiesel is an alternative to diesel fuel made from vegetable oils or animal fats. Environmental benefits of using biodiesel include remarkable decrease in greenhouse gases emissions and that it is purely biodegradable, non-toxic and highly sustainable. The process to produce biodiesel is called Transesterfication, wherein triglyceride and methanol are mixed together to produce Fatty Acid Methyl Ester (FAME) and glycerol. Our study focuses on the effects of different CaxSr1-xO composition in the biodiesel yield, leaching and reusability. Various CaxSr1-xO compounds were synthesized using Polymerized Complex Method (PCM). The optimal CaxSr1-xO composition, synthesis and transesterification parameters will be presented.