Biodiesel production using a SrO-ZnO/Al₂O₃ bifunctional heterogeneous catalyst

Al-Saadi, Ali Yasseen Nasir (2020) Biodiesel production using a SrO-ZnO/Al₂O₃ bifunctional heterogeneous catalyst. PhD thesis, James Cook University.

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Ali Al-Saadi developed a new type of catalysts called bifunctional catalysts. Biodiesel can be produced from any type of oil through a chemical reaction with the presence of these types of catalysts. He found that the bifunctional catalysts are efficient with acidic oils, vegetable oils, and also with waste cooking oils.

Item ID: 68799
Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Keywords: Acid-base catalyst, Corn oil, Heterogeneous catalyst, Oleic acid, Reaction kinetics, SrO–ZnO/Al2O3, Metal oxide catalysts, Impregnation method, Ethyl ester, Transesterification, Esterification, Biodiesel
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Copyright Information: Copyright © 2020 Ali Yasseen Nasir Al-Saadi.
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Two publications arising from this thesis are stored in ResearchOnline@JCU, at the time of processing. Please see the Related URLs. The publications are:

Al-Saadi, Ali, Mathan, Bobby, and He, Yinghe (2020) Esterification and transesterification over SrO–ZnO/Al2O3 as a novel bifunctional catalyst for biodiesel production. Renewable Energy, 158. pp. 388-399.

Al-Saadi, Ali, Mathan, Bobby, and He, Yinghe (2020) Biodiesel production via simultaneous transesterification and esterification reactions over SrO-ZnO/Al2O3 as a bifunctional catalyst using high acidic waste cooking oil. Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 162. pp. 238-248.

Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2021 01:05
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