EFFECTS OF PRODUCTION PARAMETERS ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF POLYMER-BASED BIODIESEL HETEROGENEOUS CATALYST I

Dr Otoikhian Kevin Shegun and Aluyor E.O, Audu T.O.K   (Published 2015)

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Abstract

Polymer catalyst for biodiesel production was developed and the catalytic activity dependence on preparation
condition, ranging from adsorbed radiation dose, reaction temperature and retention time were investigated in
this study. The catalyst was synthesized by radiation-induced graft polymerization of 4-chloromethylstyrene
onto a polyethylene substrate followed by amination with trimethylamine and was further treated with sodium
hydroxide solution. Gamma radiation was directed at a constant rate of 20kGy/hr on four different samples of
polyethylene substrates at different exposure times ranging from 60 to 150 minutes to attain the required dose,
a zero rate order was established for the grafting stage. X-ray diffraction (XRD) and Fourier transform
infrared (FT-IR) were employed to characterize the catalyst, the results indicate that polymer catalyst is a
potential heterogeneous catalyst for biodiesel production.


Item Type: Journal article(non-copyrighted)
Format: PDF document,   0.92 MB
Copyright: Creative Commons LicenseCreative Commons license
Keywords: Polymer catalyst, polyethylene, 4-chloromethylstyrene, gamma radiation.
Department: Chemical Engineering
Field of Study: Engineering- Chemical
Uploaded By: Agbodekhe Barnabas Philip
Date Added: 04 Jun 2018 9:46am
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2018
Journal URL: https://www.edouniversity.edu.ng/oer/journal/effects_of_production_parameters_on_the_development_of_polymer-based_biodiesel_heterogeneous_catalyst_i


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