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The application of calcined natural dolomitic rock as a solid base catalyst in triglyceride transesterification for biodiesel synthesis

Wilson, Karen, Hardacre, C., Lee, Adam Fraser, Montero, J. M. and Shellard, L. 2008. The application of calcined natural dolomitic rock as a solid base catalyst in triglyceride transesterification for biodiesel synthesis. Green Chemistry 10 (6) , pp. 654-659. 10.1039/B800455B

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Abstract

Natural dolomitic rock has been investigated in the transesterification of C4 and C8 triglycerides and olive oil with a view to determining its viability as a solid base catalyst for use in biodiesel synthesis. XRD reveals that the dolomitic rock comprised 77% dolomite and 23% magnesian calcite. The generation of basic sites requires calcination at 900 ◦C, which increases the surface area and transforms the mineral intoMgO nanocrystallites dispersed over CaO particles. Calcined dolomitic rock exhibits high activity towards the liquid phase transesterification of glyceryl tributyrate and trioctanoate, and even olive oil, with methanol for biodiesel production.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Chemistry
Cardiff Catalysis Institute (CCI)
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
ISSN: 1463-9262
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2016 22:21
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/12953

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