|About this Abstract
||2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Energy Technologies and CO2 Management Symposium
||Solid Solution CaxSr1-xO Catalysts in Transesterification for Biodiesel Production
||Maria Lourdes Purisima Potestades, Shih-Kang Lin, Wen-Dung Hsu, Masahiro Yoshimura
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
||Maria Lourdes Purisima Potestades
Biodiesel is an alternative to diesel fuel derived from vegetable oils or animal fats. A few of its advantages are the significant decrease in HC, CO, CO2, NO2 and other greenhouse gases emissions. Also, biodiesel is purely biodegradable, non-toxic and highly sustainable. It is usually made from combining oil and alcohol to form the biodiesel and glycerol, with the aid of a catalyst to make the reaction much faster. The focus of this research is to investigate the effects of various solid solution CaxSr1-xO catalysts in biodiesel conversion, reusability and leaching. Effects of different synthesis methods and the influence of single phase and two-phase catalysts in the transesterification process were analyzed. Solid State Method, Co-precipitation and Polymer Complex Method (PCM) were utilized to produce CaxSr1-xO compounds. The optimal methodology, CaxSr1-xO composition, transesterification parameters will be presented.