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JOCET 2017 Vol.5(1): 23-26 ISSN: 1793-821X
DOI: 10.18178/JOCET.2017.5.1.337

Synthesis of Biodiesel from Transesterification of Jatropha Oil with Methanol Using Double Metal Cyanide as Catalyst

Praveen Kumar, Vimal Chandra Srivastava, and Mithilesh K. Jha
Abstract—Fe-Zn double-metal cyanide catalysts were synthesized by co-reaction of zinc chloride with potassium ferrocyanide in presence co-complexing agent and complexing agent. Acidity, basicity, morphology and textural characteristics of catalysts were studied using CO2- and NH3- temperature-programmed desorption (TPD), X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and liquid N2-sorption data. Fe-Zn-1 catalyst with highest basicity was found to be more effective for transesterification of Jatropha oil with methanol to form biodiesel in a batch reactor. It was further used for optimizing the reaction condition such as effect of methanol/PC molar ratio and reaction time; and studying its reusability.

Index Terms—Transesterification of Jatropha oil, Fe-Zn double metal cyanide, Biodiesel.

Praveen Kumar and Vimal Chandra Srivastava are with the Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee 247667, Uttarakhand, India (e-mail: praveen.zon@gmail.com, vimalcsr@yahoo.co.in, vimalfch@iitr.ac.in).
Mithilesh K. Jha is with the Department of Chemical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar 144001, Punjab, India (e-mail: jhamkin@yahoo.co.in).

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Cite:Praveen Kumar, Vimal Chandra Srivastava, and Mithilesh K. Jha, "Synthesis of Biodiesel from Transesterification of Jatropha Oil with Methanol Using Double Metal Cyanide as Catalyst," Journal of Clean Energy Technologies vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 23-26, 2017.

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