8.5. Biodiesel production from microbial oil

The conversion rate of triglyceride to FAME, the composition of biodiesel during transesterification and analysis of biodiesel properties are the main aspects that are investigated in most studies about biodiesel production from vegetable oils (Darnoko and Cheryan, 2000; Dorado et al., 2004; Vicente et al., 2005; Arzamendi et al., 2006). The above parameters are related to the FAME resulting during transesterification and affect biodiesel yield and purity (Vicente et al., 2007). Some studies have been carried out on the optimization of reaction conditions (eg, reaction duration, reaction temperature, agitation, type and amount of catalyst, ratio of alcohol to SCO) for biodiesel production from SCO. ...

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