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Prof. Dr. Shen-Ming Chen
National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan

IJCEA 2018 Vol.9(5): 153-157 ISSN: 2010-0221
doi: 10.18178/ijcea.2018.9.5.717

Using Jordan Zeolite as a Heterogeneous Catalyst for Synthesize the Used Frying Oil into Biodiesel

Falah Fahed Bani Hani and Said Alrabadi

Abstract—In this research, biodiesel was prepared from used frying oil (UFO) by transesterification reaction in the presence of impregnation of Jordan zeolite (JOZ) with an aqueous solution of sodium hydroxide . The transesterification process is optimized by modify the JOZ catalyst concentration and the conversion of UFO to biodiesel exceeds 95% when using 1:6 molar ratio of oil to methanol at 600C, time of reaction 3hr and 5.5% solid catalyst.. The biodiesel is analyzed by Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry and the result are confirm by FTIR spectral, which evidence the being of linoleic acid as the main constituent . The physical and chemical characteristic of biodiesel were analyzed to guarantee that the product meets the standards of fuel characteristic. The standard utilized was ASTM D 6751 and was used to measure the whole specific properties of biofeul. The properties of biodiesel obtained were within the range of specified limitations. The research appear that biodiesel daraived from UFO was of good quality and could be used as a diesel fuel which count as renewable energy and environmental recycling process from west oil after frying.

Index Terms—Transesterification, used frying oil, biodiesel, fuel characterization, zeolite, catalyst.

The authors are with the Department of Chemical Engineering, Al-Huson University College/Albalqa' Applied University, P.O.Box 50, Al-Huson 21510, Jordan (e-mail:


Cite: Falah Fahed Bani Hani and Said Alrabadi, "Using Jordan Zeolite as a Heterogeneous Catalyst for Synthesize the Used Frying Oil into Biodiesel," International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applications vol. 9, no. 5, pp. 153-157, 2018.

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