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    • ISSN: 2010-0221
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IJCEA 2012 Vol.3(6): 421-423 ISSN: 2010-0221
DOI: 10.7763/IJCEA.2012.V3.233

Synthesis of Reactor Networks for Methyl Ester Production

Nurul Fitriah Nasir, Wan Ramli Wan Daud, Siti Kartom Kamarudin, and ZahiraYaakob

Abstract—The main objective of this study is to determine the reactor configurations for biodiesel production through attainable region method. The systematic design method is practically used for determining reactor configurations that will produce the optimal product. Kinetic model for biodiesel production was developed for Plug-Flow Reactor, PFR and Continuous Stirred-Tank Reactor, CSTR. The model was solved in MATLAB and subsequently applied in the attainable region method to determine the reactor structure of two different biodiesel feedstock; waste sunflower oil and rapeseed oil. The results indicate that a CSTR is an optimal reactor with maximum conversion of triglyceride.

Index Terms—Attainable region, biodiesel, kinetic, reactor.

Nurul Fitriah Nasir is with the Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia(e-mail: fitriah@eng.ukm.my).

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Cite: Nurul Fitriah Nasir, Wan Ramli Wan Daud, Siti Kartom Kamarudin, and ZahiraYaakob, "Synthesis of Reactor Networks for Methyl Ester Production," International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applications vol. 3, no. 6, pp. 421-423, 2012.

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