Faculty Advisor

Clark, William M.

Abstract

The goal of this project was to design and test a small-scale biodiesel refinery to accompany the biodiesel reactor in Goddard Hall. Tests were performed at varying levels of contamination and flow rate to determine the efficiency and life-span of the dry wash resin, DudaLite DW-R10 Ion-Exchange Resin. Glycerol and potassium concentrations were measured using a glycerol assay, potassium ion selective electrode, and titration. It was determined that the resin refined the biodiesel to industry standards.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2014

Major

Chemical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

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