Ennis, Bryan J.; Thomas, Tricia A.
College of Engineering and Computer Science
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
Research has been conducted regarding a single phase feedstock solution to produce biodiesel. Biodiesel production usually uses a two-phase feedstock which causes several issues. The two different feed stocks have been compared using several methods. The single phase feedstock, consisting of soybean oil, free fatty acid, and methanol in a 1:1:1 volume ratio has proven to be successful in all areas of study with the heterogeneous catalyst nickel oxide. Microreactors are being used to improve the efficiency of the production of biodiesel. The smaller scale makes it possible to produce biodiesel in seconds compared to what industrial biodiesel production requires hours to accomplish. There are improvements than can be made to the next generation of microreactors to increase the efficiency.
M. S.; A thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Science.
Biodiesel fuels -- Synthesis
xiii, 83 leaves
Littell, Matthew, "Effect of a co-solvent feedstock on the synthesis of biodiesel via heterogeneous catalysis" (2015). Masters Theses and Doctoral Dissertations.