Transesterification of Soybean Oil with Ethanol Using Heterogeneous Catalysts Based on Hydrotalcites

Evelyn Alves Nunes Simonetti, Gilberto Garcia Cortez

Abstract


This work evaluated the potential of hydrotalcites based in Ca-Al on trasesterification of soybean oil with ethanol. The reaction was carried out at 78.5 °C with ethanol:oil molar ratio of 30 and 10 wt% of catalyst. The 2Ca-Al showed better performance than 3Ca-Al catalyst achieving conversion of 94%. The catalyst were characterized with XRD, BET and activity was evaluated on isopropanol decomposition reaction.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/eer.v3n1p63

Energy and Environment Research   ISSN 1927-0569 (Print)   ISSN 1927-0577 (Online)
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