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Data on calcium oxide and cow bone catalysts used for soybean biodiesel production

Ayoola, A. A. and Igho, E. Blessing and Fayomi, O. S. I (2018) Data on calcium oxide and cow bone catalysts used for soybean biodiesel production. Data in Brief, 18. pp. 512-517.

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Biodiesel was produced from soybean oil using calcium oxide and cow bone as heterogeneous catalysts,through transesterification process. The soybean oil used was characterized using gaschromatography mass spectrometer (GCMS)and the cow bone catalyst produced was characterized X-ray fluorescence (XRF)spectrometer. The effects of the variation of methanol/oil mole ratio, catalyst concentration and reaction temperature on biodiesel yield during the transesterification of soybean oil were investigated. Reaction time of 3h and stirring rate of 500 rpm were kept constant. Using Response Optimizer(Minitab17),the optimum conditions for biodiesel production were established. It was observed that the calcination of cow bone catalyst enhanced its conversion to apatite-CaOH. Also, the results obtained showed that the performance trends of calcined cow bone catalyst and the conventional CaO catalyst were similar.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biodiesel Calcined cowbone Catalyst Soybean
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2018 10:12
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2018 10:12

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