Clark, William M.
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.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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