Bio-Diesel Training System
(RE - 013)
  • Transesterification of vegetable oils.
  • Separation of biodiesel
  • Washing of bio-diesel
  • Recovery of methanol
  • Reactor
    • Material of construction: glass and stainless-steel
    • Stainless-steel stirrer and mechanical seal
    • Volume: 16 L
  • Catalyst tank:
    • Material of construction: glass and stainless-steel, stirred
    • Volume: 6 L
  • Bio-diesel tank:
    • Material of construction: glass and stainless-steel
    • Volume: 6 L
  • Methanol tank:
    • Material of construction: glass
    • Volume: 2 L
  • Bio-diesel training system (RE - 013)
  • Hard copy user manual

The biodiesel training systems allows trainees to produce bio-diesel fuel out of biomass through transesterification process. Bio-diesel is an alternative fuel to conventional diesel, bio-diesel can be used on its own or for greater efficiencies it’s mixed with diesel out of fossil fuels. The implemented process is chemical process allowing trainees to get familiar with the governing reactions and its affecting parameters. They will also get familiar with the catalyst used in such reactions.

                                     
  • The biodiesel training system allows trainees to learn about the conversion of biomass such as vegetable oils or animal fats into bio-diesel fuel.
  • The training system comprises of a multi-function reactor (process tank) where all of the experiment steps can be carried out in the same tank providing a convenient training equipment suitable for different laboratories.
  • The tank is made out of stainless-steel and glass material for clear observation of the process. The tank is also supplied with sealing and stirrer to mix all of the introduced components.
  • The tank is supplied with heater to adapt with the process temperature requirements. Heat can be controlled using a controller to ensure stable and uniform heating during the reaction period.
  • Trainees will be able to prepare the catalyst to be used in this process through mixing an alcohol with alkali (Methanol and potassium hydroxide).
  • The training system is supplied with a small stirred tank specialized for catalyst preparation and storage.
  • Vegetable oils or animal fats are converted into bio-diesel through transesterification process which forms the desired bio-diesel and glycerol as a by-product.
  • Trainees will be able to separate bio-diesel from glycerol based on density difference between both materials.
  • The tank is supplied with valve where glycerol layer can be disposed or sent for further use.
  • The produced bio-diesel is sent to a separate tank for storage.
  • Trainees will learn about the different methods in which they can get a purer bio-diesel through wet washing process.
  • The reactor is supplied with a hopper where all of the content can be introduced.
  • Trainees will learn (theoretically) about the dry washing of biodiesel and the utilization of glycerol in different industries.
  • Used methanol can be restored once again through a mounted condenser, where methanol is heated and evaporated faster and hence, it can be stored once again in a closed cycle of the used reagent.
  • The trainer contains ON/OFF switch of the trainer and emergency switch in case of any inconvenience.
  • The trainer is supplied with a schematic diagram elaborating the implemented process.