G. Sarojini1*, P. Kannan2
Petrochemical Engineering, SVS College of Engineering, Coimbatore-642 109,
Chemistry, Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Erode-638 401, India
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Aim: The article deals
with production of biodiesel from jojoba oil using ultra assisted sonicator,
and the influence and optimization of process parameters on biodiesel
Methodology: Biodiesel was
produced from joboba oil through transesterification by means of ultra
Results: The results
revealed that the ultrasonic technology reduced the reaction time from 10 hr
to 1 hr with an applied power of 40W, methanol-oil ratio of 5:1 and catalyst
concentration of 1.5 wt/wt of 5% of oil at 60?C. The maximum yield
of esters (92.5%) was obtained at minimum operating temperature of 60?C
at initial concentration (1.35%) of catalyst.
Interpretation: This study
endorses that biodiesel can be produced by ultra assisted technology which
reduces the reaction time required.
Key words: Biodiesel, Jojoba oil, optimization, transesterfication,
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