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Can ASTM specs be met merely by just bubbling out methanol of finished Biodiesel. If that's the case why bother Heating the biodiesel and/or vacuum. Recovery can be achieved either way? Time verses money?
 
Registered: January 04, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Hey David,

Funny seeing you here. You can bubble out the methanol, but it takes a very long time. I did it once on 2K gallons of fuel and it took almost 2 weeks without heat. Needless to say that was not a commercially viable process.

Also, the high volume of air makes recovering that methanol more difficult.


Take care.
 
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