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Title: Mg-Al hydrotalcite as solid base catalyst for biodiesel production from pongamia oil
Authors: Obadiah, A
Kannan, R
Ramasubbu, A
Kumar, S Vasanth
Keywords: Biodiesel;Hydrotalcite;Pongamia Oil;Solid Base Catalyst;Transesterification
Issue Date: Feb-2012
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: This study presents preparation, characterization and use of Mg-Al hydrotalcite as a catalyst for transesterification of pongamia oil and optimization of transesterification conditions. Mg-Al hydrotalcite was characterized by powder X–ray diffraction (XRD), infra red spectroscopy (FT–IR), thermal studies (TGA) and Scanning Electron Microcopy (SEM) techniques. Methanol and catalyst (6:1) and 65°C temperature gave a maximum biodiesel conversion (90.8%). Transesterification of pongamia oil using Mg-Al hydrotalcite was compared with conventional base catalyst.
Page(s): 131-137
ISSN: 0975-1084 (Online); 0022-4456 (Print)
Appears in Collections:JSIR Vol.71(02) [February 2012]

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