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******** What to do ***********
Change biodiesel reactant volumes and see what happens!
The general biodiesel reaction is:
1 Soybean Oil (Triolein) + 3 Methanol -> 3 Biodiesel (Methyl Oleate) +
Your products end up in two phases: a biodiesel phase and a glycerol
You can change other parameters such as the density and molecular
weight of the reactants and products. The default values in the program
are for water.
You can also change back and forth from "stoichiometry" mode (where the
reaction occurs according to the theoretical chemical reaction given
above) to "real world" mode (where excess methanol is needed
to react all of the soybean oil).
Enjoy using this tool and have a wonderful day.
Jason M. Keith
Michigan Technological University
******** Credits ***********
Dr. Jason Keith
Department of Chemical Engineering, Michigan Technological University
Dr. Susan E. Hill
© 2009 Michigan Technological University
Dr. Jason Keith, Department of Chemical Engineering, Michigan Technological University
Michigan Technological University Center for Teaching, Learning and
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