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September 10, 2009, 07:12 PM
RIT
Using the Appleseed processor, step-by-step
Howdy there,

I have been doing some simulations with my new appleseed processor that I recently purchased from Utah Biodiesel Supply and have a couple of questions about the temperature settings of the unit.

Simulation information:
30 gal processor
15 gal of water heated to 130F
3 gal of water (75F) simulated methoxide
1 gal of water (60F) simulated pre-wash

The injection of 3 gal of methoxide resulted in temperature drop to 122.5F

The injection of 1 gal of pre-wash resulted in temperature drop to 118F

Questions:

1. Can I set thermostat to 140F to allow for temperature drop to 130F for conversion process since methanol boils at 148.46F?

2. Can the element be turned back on to raise the temperature to 130F after injection of methoxide as long as the element is under the 10 gal mark on my 30 gal processor?

Thanks for any input,

RIT


2005 Kubota B7800 running B100
1997 Dodge 2500 running B80
September 10, 2009, 07:12 PM
irokcj5
Doesn't oil retain heat more than water?
September 10, 2009, 07:12 PM
RIT
Howdy again,

I finally started up the processor with WVO and methoxide and found out that my simulations with water were totally useless. I followed the directions as posted by girl mark and produced a mighty fine batch of fully converted bio.

Thanks y'all

RIT


2005 Kubota B7800 running B100
1997 Dodge 2500 running B80
January 14, 2010, 12:21 PM
mtrip
I have a appleseed reactor and have had luck with it in the past. Last summer I ran into a water problem and gave up for a while. I want to return to making bio, however I'm worried about the inside of the reactor. How would I clean the inside of the reactor? Its a 40 gallon water heater. Main concern is water and algae.
January 14, 2010, 07:31 PM
heatbeater
I'd fill up almost full with water and turn on the heating element and circulate the hot water thru it ,hopefully it'll flush out any crud.
January 14, 2010, 08:06 PM
Biotom
When I first built my processor and prior to the firt batch, I added 3 pails of byproduct and half a pail of water and let it circulate. that seemed to work well Tom


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February 07, 2016, 01:57 AM
Noore Tautaya
HI,

Where can I buy a good biodiesel processor that can make commercial grade biodiesel that is ASTM and EN standards?

Thanks,
Noore
email: gogreenltd@gmail.com
skype:noore800


Noore TAUTAYA
February 07, 2016, 02:23 AM
Tilly
Hi Noore,
Welcome to the forum!

quote:
Originally posted by Noore Tautaya:
HI,
Where can I buy a good biodiesel processor that can make commercial grade biodiesel that is ASTM and EN standards?
Thanks,
Noore
You forgot to nominate a world location where you wanted to buy your processor.
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Are you having a problem with the current biodiesel reactor you are using?