Journal Title : International Journal of Modern Trends in Engineering and Science

Author’s Name : N.KamalaMoorthy | N.Karthikeyan  unnamed

Volume 03 Issue 07 2016

ISSN no:  2348-3121

Page no: 81-84

Abstract – Biodiesel is a fuel consists of alkyl monoesters of fatty derived from vegetable oil and animal fats. Biodiesel is produced by the transesterification reaction; in this process oil is mixed with an alcohol to produce glycerol, as a byproduct. This paper focus on using calcium oxide (CaO) as the catalyst which is a type of heterogeneous catalyst. The castor oil has high value of fatty acid which makes transesterification process become easier due to high solubility in methanol. The production of biodiesel has three processes namely preprocess main process and post process. Production of biodiesel from castor oil using bioreactor is studied and ethanol from grapes is obtained. 

Keywords— Castor Oil, Glycerol, Methanol 


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