Eco-friendly Biodiesel Production From Olive Oil Waste Using Solar Energy
Published 2016 · Chemistry
ABSTRACT This study was carried out to produce biodiesel from olive oil waste by transesterification reaction. Several important reaction variables (the weight ratio of oil to methanol, the temperature, and reaction time) were evaluated to obtain a high quality of biodiesel fuel that meets authentic standards. Solar energy was applied for the transesterification reaction and electricity generated by photovoltaic panels was used to power a motor for mixing the reaction solution.