Effect Of Calcination Temperature And Mgo Crystallite Size On Mgo/Tio2 Catalyst System For Soybean Transesterification

Liberty L Mguni, Reinout Meijboom, Kalala Jalama
2012 Zenodo  
The effect of calcination temperature and MgO crystallite sizes on the structure and catalytic performance of TiO2 supported nano-MgO catalyst for the trans-esterification of soybean oil has been studied. The catalyst has been prepared by deposition precipitation method, characterised by XRD and FTIR and tested in an autoclave at 225oC. The soybean oil conversion after 15 minutes of the trans-esterification reaction increased when the calcination temperature was increased from 500 to 600oC and
more » ... m 500 to 600oC and decreased with further increase in calcination temperature. Some glycerolysis activity was also detected on catalysts calcined at 600 and 700oC after 45 minutes of reaction. The trans-esterification reaction rate increased with the decrease in MgO crystallite size for the first 30 min.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1077824 fatcat:dxznxydupfevdihyyzxtaqvs5u