Advanced SearchSearch Tips
Application of Taguchi Experimental Design for the Optimization of Effective Parameters on the Rapeseed Methyl Ester Production
facebook(new window)  Pirnt(new window) E-mail(new window) Excel Download
  • Journal title : Environmental Engineering Research
  • Volume 15, Issue 3,  2010, pp.129-134
  • Publisher : Korean Society of Environmental Engineering
  • DOI : 10.4491/eer.2010.15.3.129
 Title & Authors
Application of Taguchi Experimental Design for the Optimization of Effective Parameters on the Rapeseed Methyl Ester Production
Kim, Sun-Tae; Yim, Bong-Been; Park, Young-Taek;
  PDF(new window)
The optimization of experimental parameters, such as catalyst type, catalyst concentration, molar ratio of alcohol to oil and reaction temperature, on the transesterification for the production of rapeseed methyl ester has been studied. The Taguchi approach (Taguchi method) was adopted as the experimental design methodology, which was adequate for understanding the effects of the control parameters and to optimize the experimental conditions from a limited number of experiments. The optimal experimental conditions obtained from this study were potassium hydroxide as the catalyst, at a concentration of 1.5 wt %, and a reaction temperature of . According to Taguchi method, the catalyst concentration played the most important role in the yield of rapeseed methyl ester. Finally, the yield of rapeseed methyl ester was improved to 96.7% with the by optimal conditions of the control parameters which were obtained by Taguchi method.
Biodiesel;Taguchi method;Rapeseed oil;Transesterification reaction;Basic catalyst;
 Cited by
Manilkara zapota (L.) Seed Oil: A New Third Generation Biodiesel Resource, Waste and Biomass Valorization, 2016, 7, 5, 1115  crossref(new windwow)
Utilization of Scallop Waste Shell for Biodiesel Production from Palm Oil – Optimization Using Taguchi Method, APCBEE Procedia, 2014, 8, 216  crossref(new windwow)
Prediction models for the key mechanical properties of EPDM/PP blends as affected by processing parameters and their correlation with stress relaxation and phase morphologies, Polymers for Advanced Technologies, 2015, 26, 8, 970  crossref(new windwow)
Optimization of biodiesel production from Manilkara zapota (L.) seed oil using Taguchi method, Fuel, 2015, 140, 90  crossref(new windwow)
Using sol–gel component as additive to foundry coatings to improve casting quality, International Journal of Cast Metals Research, 2012, 25, 3, 176  crossref(new windwow)
Optimization of biodiesel production from the waste cooking oil using response surface methodology, Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 2015, 94, 1  crossref(new windwow)
Ma F, Hanna MA. Biodiesel production: A review. Bioresour. Technol. 1999;70:1-15. crossref(new window)

Pinto AC, Guarieiro LLN, Rezende MJC, et al. Biodiesel: An overview. J. Braz. Chem. Soc. 2005;16:1313-1330. crossref(new window)

Lang X, Dalai AK, Bakhshi NN, Reaney MJ, Hertz PB. Preparation and characterization of bio-diesels from various biooils. Bioresour. Technol. 2001;80:53-62. crossref(new window)

Foidl N, Foidl G, Sanchez M, Mittelbach M, Hackel S. Jatropha curcas L. as a source for the production of biofuel in Nicaragua. Bioresour. Technol. 1996;58:77-82. crossref(new window)

Karmee SK, Chadha A. Preparation of biodiesel from crude oil of Pongamia pinnata. Bioresour. Technol. 2005;96:1425-1429. crossref(new window)

Cvengros J, Povazanec F. Production and treatment of rapeseed oil methyl esters as alternative fuels for diesel engines. Bioresour. Technol. 1996;55:145-150. crossref(new window)

Barnwal BK, Sharma MP. Prospects of biodiesel production from vegetable oils in India. Renew. Sustain. Energ. Rev. 2005;9:363-378. crossref(new window)

Canakci M, Van Gerpen J. Biodiesel production via acid catalysis. Trans. ASAE 1999;42:1203-1210. crossref(new window)

Encinar JM, Gonzalez JF, Rodriguez JJ, Tejedor A. Biodiesel fuels from vegetable oils: Transesterification of Cynara cardunculus L. Oils with ethanol. Energy Fuels 2002;16:443-450. crossref(new window)

Meher LC, Vidya Sagar D, Naik SN. Technical aspects of biodiesel production by transesterification-A review. Renew. Sustain. Energ. Rev. 2006;10:248-268. crossref(new window)

Freedman B, Pryde EH, Mounts TL. Variables affecting the yields of fatty esters from transesterified vegetable oils. J. Am. Oil Chem. Soc. 1984;61:1638-1643. crossref(new window)

Freedman B, Butterfield RO, Pryde EH. Transesterification kinetics of soybean oil 1. J. Am. Oil Chem. Soc. 1986;63:1375-1380. crossref(new window)

Mittelbach M, Trathnigg B. Kinetics of alkaline catalyzed methanolysis of sunflower oil. Fat Sci. Technol. 1990;92:145-148.

Roy RK. Design of experiments using the Taguchi approach: 16 steps to product and process improvement. New York: Wiley; 2001.

Canakci M, Van Gerpen J. Biodiesel production from oils and fats with high free fatty acids. Trans. ASAE 2001;44:1429-1436.

Vicente G, Martinez M, Aracil J. Integrated biodiesel production: A comparison of different homogeneous catalysts systems. Bioresour. Technol. 2004;92:297-305. crossref(new window)

Meher LC, Dharmagadda VSS, Naik SN. Optimization of alkali-catalyzed transesterification of Pongamia pinnata oil for production of biodiesel. Bioresour. Technol. 2006;97:1392-1397. crossref(new window)