February 2008

Bonus Report: Process and Laboratory Analyzers

Analyze biodiesel using liquid chromatography/mass spectrometer instrumentation

Combining these testing methods is a fast and reliable way to measure sample contaminates

Cavagnino, D., Chen, R., Thermo Fisher Scientific

Biodiesel offers significant environmental benefits over conventional diesel-based fuels by minimizing carbon dioxide emissions. However, the high price of this alternative fuel poses major barriers toward its widespread commercialization.1,2 As a consequence, biodiesel in the US has been restricted to specific industries such as refining, gas processing, petrochemical and chemical industries, where environmental and energy security concerns, which are subject to legislation, supersede economic aspects. Biodiesel is produced by the trans-esterification of vegetable oils with methanol (MeOH) to form fatty acid methyl esters (FAMEs). The byproducts from this synthesis can eventually cause se

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