Microwave assisted transesterification of waste frying oil and concentrate methyl ester content of biodiesel by molecular distillation

Azcan N., Yilmaz O.

FUEL, vol.104, pp.614-619, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 104
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.fuel.2012.06.084
  • Journal Name: FUEL
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.614-619
  • Keywords: Waste cooking oil, Microwave synthesis unit, Transesterification, Molecular distillation, Factorial design, COOKING OIL, RESPONSE-SURFACE, ACID, PURIFICATION, ENRICHMENT, TOCOPHEROL
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, microwave assisted transesterification of waste frying oil was carried out in the presence of sodium methoxide (NaOCH3). Parametric studies were performed to investigate suitable reaction conditions such as catalyst amount (0.5-0.75-1.0-1.5 wt.%), reaction time (3-5-7-9 mm), temperature (55-60-65 degrees C), and oil:methanol ratio (1:4-1:5-1:6). Methyl ester content of biodiesel was determined as 90.04-98.85%.