Mebane, Robert; Thomas, Tricia; Winters, Katherine
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
Biodiesel, or fatty acid methyl ester (FAME), 'is a potential alternative, renewable fuel source to lessen foreign fuel dependency. Dr. Frank Jones' microreactor research group is investigating the use of microreactors to produce biodiesel. Microreactors can increase reaction rates, heat transfer, and lessen production costs due to their small size. The first generation of microreactors, coated with a nickel oxide (NiO) catalyst, has been developed and needs to be tested to determine their performance. Also, a catalyst study comparing NiO and platinum oxide (PtO2) will be performed to find the better catalyst for FAME production.
B. S.; An honors thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Bachelor of Science.
Catalysis and Reaction Engineering | Chemical Engineering
vii, 84 leaves
Snider, Eric, "Catalyst studies with implications on the design and fabrication of microreactors" (2012). Honors Theses.