Design of a small pilot plant for the study of supercritical processes for the production of biodiesel from waste chicken fat

Nga A. Nguyen, Philip A. Rice, Lawrence L. Tavlarides

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Abstract

A process to produce biodiesel from chicken fat and other oils using supercritical methanol at 200 bars and 400oC with residence times 6-9 minutes was designed using CHEMCAD. Major process units for the process (pumps, heat exchangers, reactor, and distillation columns) were sized and the heating and cooling requirements for several process variations were evaluated. Methanol to oil ratios or 6/1, 9/1 and 9/1 with recycle were considered. The results were then used to estimate the cost of a small pilot plant to produce 2 gal/day of biodiesel fuel.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 39th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC 2013
Pages155-156
Number of pages2
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 8 2013
Event39th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC 2013 - Syracuse, NY, United States
Duration: Apr 5 2013Apr 7 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC
ISSN (Print)1071-121X
ISSN (Electronic)2160-7001

Other

Other39th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC 2013
CountryUnited States
CitySyracuse, NY
Period4/5/134/7/13

Keywords

  • Biofuels
  • Chemcad
  • Supercritical Process

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering

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    Nguyen, N. A., Rice, P. A., & Tavlarides, L. L. (2013). Design of a small pilot plant for the study of supercritical processes for the production of biodiesel from waste chicken fat. In Proceedings - 39th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC 2013 (pp. 155-156). [6574404] (Proceedings of the IEEE Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC). https://doi.org/10.1109/NEBEC.2013.76