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Hi everyone looked at some fondue fuel today it seems less expensive than menthol hydrate/methanol, it is not a clear colour but is a light purple can I use it in my biodiesel??
I am not sure of the purity of the product.
Is 20-22% methanol per volume correct? I found lots of information on titration to determine the catalyst to use, but little on how much methanol to use.
cheers Sheldon
 
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"Fondue fuel" could be any combustible product. Look on the label. What is the material listed?
If it says pure methanol or methyl hydrate, it's OK. Nothing else is acceptable for titrations or biodiesel conversion of UVO.

Methanol fumes are toxic so it's very unlikely that any 'fondue fuel' would contain methanol. It's likely denatured or isopropyl alcohol, or possibly ethanol with bittering agent. It's anyone's guess.

I strongly suggest you go to the link below and educate yourself about biodiesel before you do anything else. It appears you have just enough information to be dangerous. Learn first.

http://www.make-biodiesel.org/



 
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Hi volvoveg,

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Originally posted by volvoveg:
I found lots of information on titration to determine the catalyst to use, but little on how much methanol to use.
cheers Sheldon
For a single stage procedure, most people calculate their methanol requirement as around 20% of the WVO volume.
So for every 5 litres of WVO in the reactor most people would use 1 litre of methanol.

Some people use a bit more, some use a bit less but 20% is a good place to start.






 
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Originally posted by john galt:
"Fondue fuel" could be any combustible product. Look on the label. What is the material listed?
If it says pure methanol or methyl hydrate, it's OK. Nothing else is acceptable for titrations or biodiesel conversion of UVO.

Methanol fumes are toxic so it's very unlikely that any 'fondue fuel' would contain methanol. It's likely denatured or isopropyl alcohol, or possibly ethanol with bittering agent. It's anyone's guess.

I strongly suggest you go to the link below and educate yourself about biodiesel before you do anything else. It appears you have just enough information to be dangerous. Learn first.

http://www.make-biodiesel.org/

thanks for the link I will visit the site. I have done a lot of research and reading and watched lots of videos by Utah bio diesel which are very informative.while I appreciate your concern for my safety there are references to fondue fuel and bio diesel on several other sites that is why I asked the question not because I had only learned enough to be dangerous!
 
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Hi volvoveg,

quote:
Originally posted by volvoveg:
I found lots of information on titration to determine the catalyst to use, but little on how much methanol to use.
cheers Sheldon
For a single stage procedure, most people calculate their methanol requirement as around 20% of the WVO volume.
So for every 5 litres of WVO in the reactor most people would use 1 litre of methanol.

Some people use a bit more, some use a bit less but 20% is a good place to start.


thanks I will begin with 20%
 
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