Synthesıs of some nano-scale catalysts, characterızatıon and ınvestıgatıon of transesterıfıcatıon reactıon of the catalyst system

Thesis Type: Post Graduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Gazi Üniversitesi, Fen Bilimleri Enstitüsü, Turkey

Approval Date: 2011




In recent years, defined as fatty acid alkyl esters of biodiesel, an alternative fuel has attracted considerable interest by researchers, due to transesterification reaction plays an important role for biodiesel production. In this study, we used carbon nanotube (CNT) as a support material with LiNO3 solution which were synthesized at different rates into the impregnation method. The catalysts prepared by different proportions in transesterification reaction were tested with canola oil and alcohol. In addition, the alcohol/oil ratio, type of alcohol, oil type, temperature, catalyst amount and reaction time by changing parameters such as the optimum reaction conditions are determined in the transesterification reaction.