Efficient Transformation of Waste Bone Oil into High Quality Biodiesel via a Synergistic Catalysis of Porous Organic Polymer Solid Acid and Porous γ-Al2O3-K2O Solid Base

Iman Noshadi, Christopher Carrie, John Borovilas, Baishali Kanjilal, Fujian Liu

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Abstract

We report here a novel synergistic catalysis system combined with porous organic polymeric solid acid (H-PDVB-SO3H) and K2O doped porous γ-Al2O3 solid base (γ-Al2O3-K2O). H-PDVB-SO3H and γ-Al2O3-K2O have abundant nanopores, controllable surface wettability, and high concentrations of acidic and basic sites. The synergistic catalysis system exploited by us could efficiently transform acidulated bone oil and plant oil into high quality biodiesel under mild conditions, which achieved ASTM specifications pertaining to acid number and total and free glycerin. Acidulated bone is a bone meal treated with sulfuric acid containing high-value hydrocarbons, which is generated in large amounts by the cattle industry. This work develops an efficient and cost-effective approach to transform animal waste into high quality biodiesel.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10009-10017
Number of pages9
JournalIndustrial and Engineering Chemistry Research
Volume56
Issue number36
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 13 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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