Synthesis of biodiesel from palm oil by using cathodic plasma electrolysis

Adream Bais Junior, Jeremia Jan Chandra Pranata, Yuswan Muharam, Nelson Saksono

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Abstract

Synthesis of biodiesel by using plasma electrolysis is very promising. This study aims to obtain high efficiency in the synthesis of biodiesel from palm oil by using cathodic plasma electrolysis method. The raw materials are palm oil, methanol, and KOH catalyst. Variations consist of cathode depth and oil-methanol molar ratio. The highest yield of 98.76% is obtained on the condition of cathode depth of 3.5 cm and oil:methanol molar ratio of 1:24. The lowest specific energy consumption of 605 J/ml is obtained on the condition of cathode depth of 3.5 cm and oil-methanol molar ratio of 1:12. High process efficiency is proved to be obtained by the use of cathodic plasma. These results indicate that cathodic plasma electrolysis method is effective to be used in the synthesis of biodiesel.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication4th International Tropical Renewable Energy Conference, i-TREC 2019
EditorsEny Kusrini, I. Gde Dharma Nugraha
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735420144
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Sep 2020
Event4th International Tropical Renewable Energy Conference 2019, i-TREC 2019 - Bali, Indonesia
Duration: 14 Aug 201916 Aug 2019

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume2255
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

Conference4th International Tropical Renewable Energy Conference 2019, i-TREC 2019
CountryIndonesia
CityBali
Period14/08/1916/08/19

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