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Type of publication: research article
Type of publication (PDB): Straipsnis Clarivate Analytics Web of Science / Article in Clarivate Analytics Web of Science (S1)
Field of Science: Aplinkos inžinerija / Environmental engineering (T004)
Author(s): Makarevičienė, Violeta;Skorupskaitė, Virginija;Levišauskas, Donatas;Andrulevičiūtė, Vaida;Kazancev, Kiril
Title: The optimization of biodiesel fuel production from microalgae oil using response surface methodology
Is part of: International Journal of Green Energy. Philadelphia : Taylor & Francis, Vol. 11, iss. 5 (2014)
Extent: p. 527-541
Date: 2014
Keywords: Biodiesel;Microalgae;Oil;Transesterification;Optimization
Abstract: Biodiesel fuel was produced by the transesterification of microalgae oil using sodium hydroxide as a catalyst. The oil was extracted from heterotrophic cultivated algae biomass. The transesterification process was optimized using response surface methodologyto increase the yield of methyl esters. The Box–Behnken design and fractional factorial design 24-1 points were used to investigate the interaction of process variables, such as the methanol/oil molar ratio, the percentage of sodium hydroxide, the temperature, and the reaction time in the production of biodiesel fuel, and to predict the optimum process conditions for the FAME yield. Based on the results, the optimal conditions for the synthesis of biodiesel fuel were as follows: methanol/oil molar ratio, 7:1; catalyst concentration, 1.0% (by weight of algae oil); temperature, 67◦C, and reaction time, 51 minutes. The yield of FAME was confirmed by gas chromatography analysis
Affiliation(s): Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Žemės ūkio akademija
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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