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Base catalyzed transesterification with refined oils
Question submitted on 10/12/07

I'm looking for information on base catalyzed transesterification with refined oils. It's related to the process of biodiesel production.

Answer:

I'm not sure how technical an answer you want. Try these to start with: Wikipedia -- Biodiesel Production
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biodiesel_production

Wikipedia -- Transesterification
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transesterification

Biodiesel Production and Quality
http://www.biodiesel.org/pdf_files/fuelfactsheets/prod_quality.pdf

Transesterification of Vegetable Oils: a Review
http://www.biodieselgear.com/documentation/Transesterification_of_Vegetable_Oils.pdf
Review article from the Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society

Optimization of Base-Catalyzed Transesterification Reaction of Used Cooking Oil
http://pubs.acs.org/cgi-bin/abstract.cgi/enfuem/2004/18/i06/abs/ef049891c.html
Abstract of an article from Energy Fuels, published by the American Chemical Society

Base Catalyzed Fast-Transesterification of Soybean Oil Using Ultrasonication
http://asae.frymulti.com/request.asp?JID=5&AID=21551&CID=por2006&T=2
Paper presented at the 2006 American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

I hope this helps. Please let me know if you need more information.

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