Characterization and kinetics of biofuel produced from waste cooking oil

Ikenna C. Emeji, Ayo S. Afolabi, Ambali S. Abdulkareem, Jalama Kalala

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Biodiesel in recent times serves as a better alternative to petro-diesel with waste cooking oil as one of its cheapest feedstocks. The catalytic properties of 10 wt. % of mixed metal oxide of Ti02-supported-ZnC> catalyst for the conversion of modeled waste cooking oil into biodiesel were investigated at 100, 150 and 200°C in the presence of methanol and hexane co-solvents. The conversion was found to increase with reaction time and temperature. A utilization of hexane co- solvent was found to be of positive effect and increases the rate of trans-esterification reaction producing higher biodiesel yields in small times of reaction. The effect of temperature on transesterification reaction allows the estimation of the apparent activation energy that was found to be ca. 22.468±0.97S kJ/mol.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWCECS 2015 - World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science 2015
EditorsCraig Douglas, Jon Burgstone, Warren S. Grundfest, Jon Burgstone, Craig Douglas, S. I. Ao
PublisherNewswood Limited
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9789881404725
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event2015 World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science, WCECS 2015 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: Oct 21 2015Oct 23 2015

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Engineering and Computer Science
ISSN (Print)2078-0958


Other2015 World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science, WCECS 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)


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