Synthesis of Biodiesel from by-Product of Plant Oil by the Catalysis of Solid Acid in Fixed Bed
Fatty acid methyl ester biodiesel was successfully synthesized by the esterification of the palm oil deodorizer distillate (PODD) with methanol, catalyzed by the strongly acidic cation-exchange resin as solid acid in a self-made fixed bed reactor. The reaction condition was optimized, and the product could basically reach both national standard and Germany standard.
Helen Zhang and David Jin
L. M. Xi and S. Y. Cao, "Synthesis of Biodiesel from by-Product of Plant Oil by the Catalysis of Solid Acid in Fixed Bed", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 322, pp. 15-20, 2011