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Journal of Chemical Engineering & Process Technology

Journal of Chemical Engineering & Process Technology
Open Access

ISSN: 2157-7048

Dr. Ahmad Shariati

Dr. Ahmad Shariati

West Indies

Publications
  • Research Article
    Optimization of Biodiesel Production from Sunflower Oil Using Response Surface Methodology
    Author(s): Mojtaba Mansourpoor and Dr. Ahmad ShariatiMojtaba Mansourpoor and Dr. Ahmad Shariati

    Biodiesel produced by transesterification of triglycerides with alcohol, is the newest form of energy that has attracted the attention of many researchers due to various advantages associated with its usages. Response surface methodology, based on a five level, three variables central composite design is used to analyze the interaction effect of the transesterification reaction variables such as temperature, catalyst concentration and molar ratio of methanol to oil on biodiesel yield. The linear terms of temperature and catalyst concentration followed by the linear term of oil to methanol ratio, the quadratic terms of catalyst concentration and oil to methanol ratio and the interaction between temperature and catalyst concentration and also the interaction between temperature and molar ratio of methanol to oil had significant effects on the biodiesel production (p<0.05). Maximum yi.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2157-7048.1000141

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