FUEL, vol.104, pp.614-619, 2013 (SCI-Expanded)
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Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
Waste cooking oil, Microwave synthesis unit, Transesterification, Molecular distillation, Factorial design, COOKING OIL, RESPONSE-SURFACE, ACID, PURIFICATION, ENRICHMENT, TOCOPHEROL
Anadolu University Affiliated:
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%.