Effect of Biodiesel-Derived Impurities on the Production of Value-Added Chemicals by Aqueous Phase Reforming of Glycerol

J. Remón, A. Valiente, J. Ruiz, L. García & J. Arauzo
In the present work, the specific effect of the presence of three of the impurities most commonly found in glycerol derived from biodiesel manufacturing on the aqueous phase reforming process has been studied. The influence of the concentration of CH3OH (0-5 wt-%), CH3COOH (0-3 wt-%) and KOH (0-2.8 wt-%) on the aqueous phase reforming of a solution of glycerol (30 wt-%) has been evaluated using a three factor-two level design of experiments with statistical analysis...