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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;Gumbytė, Milda;Skorupskaitė, Virginija;Sendžikienė, Eglė
Title: Biodiesel fuel production by enzymatic microalgae oil transesterification with ethanol
Is part of: Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy. Melville, NY : American Institute of Physics, Volume 9, Issue 2 (2017)
Extent: p. [1-12]
Date: 2017
Abstract: This paper discusses the application of the enzymatic transesterification of algae oil with ethanol for the production of biodiesel fuel. Seven commercial lipases were tested, and the most effective lipase preparation—Lipolase 100L—was selected. The transesterification process was optimised by applying response surface methodology. The interaction of the molar ratio of ethanol to oil, the process duration, the lipase concentration, and the temperature was evaluated. Transesterification experiments were performed under different conditions, and the transesterification yield was measured. On the basis of the transesterification yield, a quadratic model was built, and the optimal conditions were determined: a temperature of 30 °C, a lipase amount of 10%, and an ethanol to oil molar ratio of 3:1. After 26 h, the transesterification yield was increased to 96.9%, and the requirements of the European standard for biodiesel fuel (EN 14214) were met
Affiliation(s): Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Žemės ūkio akademija
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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