Biodiesel Production from Chlorella protothecoides Oil by Microwave-Assisted Transesterification


Gulyurt M. O. , Özçimen D. , İnan B.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR SCIENCES, vol.17, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.3390/ijms17040579
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR SCIENCES

Abstract

In this study, biodiesel production from microalgal oil by microwave-assisted transesterification was carried out to investigate its efficiency. Transesterification reactions were performed by using Chlorella protothecoides oil as feedstock, methanol, and potassium hydroxide as the catalyst. Methanol: oil ratio, reaction time and catalyst: oil ratio were investigated as process parameters affected methyl ester yield. 9: 1 methanol/oil molar ratio, 1.5% KOH catalyst/oil ratio and 10 min were optimum values for the highest fatty acid methyl ester yield.