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Intensified processes for FAME production from waste cooking oil: a technological review

Mazubert, Alex and Poux, Martine and Aubin, Joelle Intensified processes for FAME production from waste cooking oil: a technological review. (2013) Chemical Engineering Journal, 233. 201-223. ISSN 1385-8947

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2013.07.063


This article reviews the intensification of fatty acid methyl esters (FAME) production from waste cooking oil (WCO) using innovative process equipment. In particular, it addresses the intensification of WCO feedstock transformation by transesterification, esterification and hydrolysis reactions. It also discusses catalyst choice and product separation. FAME production can be intensified via the use of a number of process equipment types, including as cavitational reactors, oscillatory baffled reactors, microwave reactors, reactive distillation, static mixers and microstructured reactors. Furthermore, continuous flow equipment that integrate both reaction and separation steps appear to be the best means for intensifying FAME production. Heterogeneous catalysts have also shown to provide attractive results in terms of reaction performance in certain equipment, such as microwave reactors and reactive distillation.

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Additional Information:Thanks to Elsevier editor. The original PDF of the article can be found at Chemical Engineering Journal website : http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/13858947
HAL Id:hal-00875872
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
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Deposited On:23 Oct 2013 06:57

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