Continuous production of biodiesel by a passive millimeter-micrometer fluidic system

I. Lun Chen, Szu I. Yeh, Jing Tang Yang

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Abstract

In this work, we developed a passive millimeter-micrometer fluidic device for biodiesel production which is composed of the esterification, purification and separation sub-systems. The biodiesel produced by this device was confirmed the FAME standard ASTM D6751 in U.S.A.. While the raw material (soybean oil and methanol) go through the esterification system, the conversion rate is more than 90% at room temperature (23 oC). Then, the methanol content of the biodiesel was reduced from 6% before washing to less than 0.2% after washing. Eventually, the pure biodiesel with no glycerol peaks in the NMR chart was collected from the upper outlet of this chip. This millimeter-micrometer fluidic device integrated the continuous biodiesel production processes with no stirring, heating and any additional instruments by passive structure of flow channels which is attainable, conforming to the requirements of the global trend for green energy development.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication20th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2016
PublisherChemical and Biological Microsystems Society
Pages1501-1502
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9780979806490
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan 1
Event20th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2016 - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 2016 Oct 92016 Oct 13

Publication series

Name20th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2016

Other

Other20th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2016
CountryIreland
CityDublin
Period16-10-0916-10-13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering

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    Chen, I. L., Yeh, S. I., & Yang, J. T. (2016). Continuous production of biodiesel by a passive millimeter-micrometer fluidic system. In 20th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2016 (pp. 1501-1502). (20th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2016). Chemical and Biological Microsystems Society.