The effect of the activation process and metal oxide addition (CaO, MgO, SrO) on the catalytic and physicochemical properties of natural zeolite in transesterification reaction

Pawel Mierczynski, Lukasz Szkudlarek, Karolina Chalupka, Waldemar Maniukiewicz, Satriyo K. Wahono, Krasimir Vasilev, Malgorzata I. Szynkowska-Jozwik

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Abstract

This work provides valuable information about unexplored catalytic systems tested in the transesterification reaction of vegetable oil with methanol. It was demonstrated that natural zeolite treatment leads to enhanced catalytic activity and yield of biodiesel production. The activation of the catalytic material in a mixture of 5% H2-95% Ar resulted in an improvement of the values of the TG conversion and fatty acid methyl esters (FAME) yield. In addition, it was proven that the incorporation of CaO, MgO and SrO oxides onto the natural zeolite surface improves the TG conversion and FAME yield values in the transesterification reaction.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2415
Number of pages16
JournalMaterials
Volume14
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Biodiesel production
  • FAME
  • Metal-oxide catalyst
  • Zeolite

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