Ethanolysis Reaction Kinetics of Bio-Oils for Biodiesel Production in Developing Countries

H. Kazembe-Phiri, Y. Matsumura & T. Minowa
In an effort to introduce a sustainable source of power in the developing countries of Sub-Saharan African region, we conducted ethanolysis reaction kinetics, to test the kinetics of the improved reaction system and determine its essential kinetic parameters, using a new approach for biodiesel production that employed thermally pretreated premixture of groundnut (Arachis hypogaea) crude oil feedstock, calcium hydroxide (Ca(OH)2) and glycerol (GL). In a series of reactions, we changed the reaction temperatures and times...