Faculty Advisor

Clark, William M.

Abstract

Glycerol is a side product of the biodiesel reaction and is being produced in ever-greater amounts. The Unit Operations Lab at WPI produces glycerol and biodiesel. While the biodiesel is used in other experiments, the glycerol is not, and is not kept. This report aims to investigate ways to use and purify this glycerol, including in soap, acid neutralization, and electrodialysis.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2015

Major

Chemical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

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