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Preparation of biodiesel from waste vegetable oil

Posted on Feb 08 2013 by Kieran Lim

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This experiment synthesises biodiesel fuel by the transesterification of used vegetable oil via an acid catalyzed reaction. The product biodiesel is characterized by simple viscosity and flammability tests. This experiment was first used at Cornell College, Iowa, and reported in Journal of Chemical Education in early 2011.

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