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Transesterification of Waste Edible Oil Using CuFe₂O₄ as Heterogeneous Catalyst

Kumar, Anand (2016) Transesterification of Waste Edible Oil Using CuFe₂O₄ as Heterogeneous Catalyst. Masters thesis, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata.

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    In our present study, transesterification reaction for waste edible oil using CuFe₂O₄ as heterogeneous catalysts has been performed. A CuFe₂O₄ (M= Mn, Cu, Ni, Zn) heterogeneous nanocatalyst was prepared using co-precipitation method and its optimized catalytic performance has been evaluated. The synthesized MFe₂O₄ was characterized using SEM and XRD. The obtained biodiesel was confirmed using ¹H NMR and FTIR analysis. In this study, transesterification reaction of MFe₂O₄, effect of catalyst concentration, temperature and oil to methanol ratio on the transesterification reaction was investigated. It was concluded that CuFe₂O₄ shows highest catalytic activity amongst all MFe₂O₄ mixed metal oxides used in this work. Based on experimental results, catalyst concentration of 10 wt %, oil to methanol molar ratio of 1:12 and temperature of 60⁰C were found to be optimum for transesterification reaction. Moreover, the catalysts exhibited high catalytic activity (92%) with high reusability for biodiesel production.

    Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
    Additional Information: Supervisors: Dr. Sutapa Bose and Dr. Swadhin K Mandal
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Biodiesel; Catalyst; Cuprospinel; Edible Oil; Heterogeneous Catalyst; Transesterification; Waste Edible Oil
    Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
    Q Science > QE Geology
    Divisions: Department of Chemical Sciences
    Depositing User: IISER Kolkata Librarian
    Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2016 12:20
    Last Modified: 16 Aug 2016 12:21
    URI: http://eprints.iiserkol.ac.in/id/eprint/416

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