The transesterification of canola oil with methanol was studied in a heterogeneous system, using \gamma-Al_2O_3 supported alkaline catalysts. All the catalysts were prepared by incipient-wetness impregnation of an aqueous solution of alkaline compounds on \gamma-Al_2O_3 support. The effects of alkaline compound, methanol/canola oil molar ratio, reaction temperature, catalyst amount, and reaction time in biodiesel production were investigated. The catalyst with KOH loaded on \gamma-Al_2O_3 gave the highest basicity and the best catalytic activity for this reaction. The highest FAME yield obtained was 89.40%.
Biodiesel, canola oil, heterogeneous catalyst, Al_2O_3 supported catalysts
İLGEN, OĞUZHAN and AKIN, AYŞE NİLGÜN
"Development of Alumina Supported Alkaline Catalysts Used for Biodiesel Production,"
Turkish Journal of Chemistry: Vol. 33:
2, Article 11.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/chem/vol33/iss2/11