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|Title:||Mg-Al hydrotalcite as solid base catalyst for biodiesel production from pongamia oil|
Kumar, S Vasanth
|Keywords:||Biodiesel;Hydrotalcite;Pongamia Oil;Solid Base Catalyst;Transesterification|
|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.|
|ISSN:||0975-1084 (Online); 0022-4456 (Print)|
|Appears in Collections:||JSIR Vol.71(02) [February 2012]|
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