Liquid fuels can be produced from triglyceride sources via thermo-catalytic process. In the present work, the production of bio-fuel by catalytic cracking of waste fish fat in a continuous reactor at atmospheric pressure has been studied. Different catalysts were used and maximum bio-oil yield of 66% with the lowest acidity of 4.3 mgKOH/goil was obtained with a controlled reaction temperature of 500°C and Na2CO3 as a catalyst. After chemical treatment of this bio-oil, the acidity decreases to 1.5mgKOH/goil. These bio-fuels were characterized according to their physico-chemical properties, and compared with the diesel fuel. The results show that the catalytic cracking process represents an alternative method to produce bio-fuels with physico-chemical characteristics similar to petroleum fuels from fish oil industrial residues.
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Production of Liquid Hydrocarbon Fuel by Catalytic Cracking of Waste Fish Fat in Continuous Pilot System
Mrad, N, Paraschiv, M, Aloui, F, Tazerout, M, & Ben Nasrallah, S. "Production of Liquid Hydrocarbon Fuel by Catalytic Cracking of Waste Fish Fat in Continuous Pilot System." Proceedings of the ASME-JSME-KSME 2011 Joint Fluids Engineering Conference. ASME-JSME-KSME 2011 Joint Fluids Engineering Conference: Volume 1, Symposia – Parts A, B, C, and D. Hamamatsu, Japan. July 24–29, 2011. pp. 3567-3572. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/AJK2011-17012
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