Modelling and Control of Biodiesel Production in a PFR

Catalyst | 2018

The motivation for creating a biodiesel model has been related to the increased energy demand and the development towards new energy resources. Biodiesel is made from plant oils, animal fats or even waste cooking oils through transesterification and esterification reactions with alcohols. It constitutes a renewable, biodegradable and carbon neutral alternative to petroleum diesels. The use of sustainable energy sources have increased focus amongst the population; so a study of biodiesel can be related to a society interest in addition to an engineering perspective.