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Discussion Topic  RE: Caustic stripping. (in Ireland Biodiesel) by imakebiodiesel
Thats a stunning reduction in catalyst.The extra electricity used can easily be reduced by adding in......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Caustic stripping. (in Ireland Biodiesel) by Dgs
I reacted another batch of oil at the weekend. After reading Maurice_Mynah's posts re using smaller ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Caustic stripping. (in Ireland Biodiesel) by Maurice_Mynah
Yes, the heaters are on and set to 60c. with a well insulated processor, the heaters just keep it up......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Caustic stripping. (in Ireland Biodiesel) by imakebiodiesel
Hi Maurice, you are right that 7.7 is not necessarily the minimum amount for complete conversion, it......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Caustic stripping. (in Ireland Biodiesel) by Dgs
Hi Maurice, Didn't realise you were a member on here. As we speak the processor is on.The oil was ne......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Caustic stripping. (in Ireland Biodiesel) by Maurice_Mynah
Hi there Imakebiodiesel, I'm sorry but I long since threw away all my titrating stuff. However, I'm ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Caustic stripping. (in Ireland Biodiesel) by imakebiodiesel
It would help if John could tell us what titration his oil was at the beginning. Processing for lon......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Caustic stripping. (in Ireland Biodiesel) by Dgs
Hi Everyone, I sometimes Write on the UK "vegetable oil diesel forum" A couple of days ago I started......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Drying biodiesel in a damp climate. (in Ireland Biodiesel) by imakebiodiesel
Im testing the oven at the moment . Im using a deeper dish than the one supplied so that I can dry ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Drying biodiesel in a damp climate. (in Ireland Biodiesel) by Dgs
I have found the most convenient way is with the gel in a correct size sieve and a hair dryer,takes ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Drying biodiesel in a damp climate. (in Ireland Biodiesel) by Marko
Hi Imake, as I've no means of easily regenerating my silica gel, I've purchased the Aldi mini oven t......
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Discussion Topic  RE: 3/27 test & unconverted oil, question? (in Biodiesel Quality) by Kieran C.
Hi Rick G ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: 3/27 test & unconverted oil, question? (in Biodiesel Quality) by Rick G
Wesley, Thanks for the tip about Magnesol. The point of using one drop of cooking oil was to simul......
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Discussion Topic  RE: 3/27 test & unconverted oil, question? (in Biodiesel Quality) by WesleyB
Rick G. "The restaurant cleans the oil mid-week with magnesium sulfate to reduce soap." I used to wo......
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Discussion Topic  RE: 3/27 test & unconverted oil, question? (in Biodiesel Quality) by Rick G
Biotom, I had forgotten the 2% factor, thanks for reminding me. But this then begs the question.......
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Discussion Topic  RE: 3/27 test & unconverted oil, question? (in Biodiesel Quality) by Rick G
Kieran C. I share your concern about the proper interpretation of the 3/27 test. We know that not o......
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Discussion Topic  RE: 3/27 test & unconverted oil, question? (in Biodiesel Quality) by Rick G
Dgs, I have reprocessed a second time (a total of four base treatments) and still had the dropout on......
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Discussion Topic  RE: State of the industry versus the hobby? (in General Biodiesel Discussion) by dave silva
Yeah, BrewPi and things like it are what gave me the idea that BD processing could be fully automate......
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Discussion Topic  RE: State of the industry versus the hobby? (in General Biodiesel Discussion) by Project23D
have a look-see at this: ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: State of the industry versus the hobby? (in General Biodiesel Discussion) by dave silva
I'm particularly interested in automation. I'm tinking the Raspberry Pi or some other mini computer......
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Discussion Topic  RE: State of the industry versus the hobby? (in General Biodiesel Discussion) by Project23D
What are the thoughts of folks for some level of automation? titration and testing would still be m......
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Discussion Topic  RE: State of the industry versus the hobby? (in General Biodiesel Discussion) by fabricator
I have been making it since about 06, in about 08 we lost several places to big wvo, they had glossy......
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Discussion Topic  RE: State of the industry versus the hobby? (in General Biodiesel Discussion) by Project23D
There are a couple issues I have seen that seem to do the most damage. WVO is now a commodity which......
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Discussion Topic  State of the industry versus the hobby? (in General Biodiesel Discussion) by dave silva
Clueless newbie here reading everything and trying to understand. Activity on the forums seems to ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: İ need quick help. Please immidietly look my threat or i am gonna lost my batch (in Making Biodiesel) by dukegrad98
Is anyone following one fire drill after another, and one "save my batch" post after another? This ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: İ need quick help. Please immidietly look my threat or i am gonna lost my batch (in Making Biodiesel) by WesleyB
Wait until the oil is less than 65 degrees centigrade to add the methanol/caustic solution, then pro......
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Discussion Topic  RE: İ need quick help. Please immidietly look my threat or i am gonna lost my batch (in Making Biodiesel) by fabricator
It will not be a problem if your methanol mixture has to sit for hours, your oil has to be under 140......
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Discussion Topic  İ need quick help. Please immidietly look my threat or i am gonna lost my batch (in Making Biodiesel) by mustafa
İ am making bio first time. when i am heating to oil 120 degree to make water go away i made my naoh......
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Discussion Topic  RE: newbie questions- heater elements - PVC pipe (in Biodiesel Equipment) by john galt
Coolers work well, however be very careful what you use to stir the mixture, the methanol fumes from......
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Discussion Topic  RE: newbie questions- heater elements - PVC pipe (in Biodiesel Equipment) by dave silva
Ok, never mind the PVC. I came across a 5 gal and 10 gal drink cooler, the big round type from whic......
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Discussion Topic  RE: newbie questions- heater elements - PVC pipe (in Biodiesel Equipment) by dukegrad98
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Discussion Topic  RE: newbie questions- heater elements - PVC pipe (in Biodiesel Equipment) by dave silva
Correct me if I'm wrong (really, i have very thick skin) PVC will hold up, it's the cement that will......
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Discussion Topic  RE: newbie questions- heater elements - PVC pipe (in Biodiesel Equipment) by Murphy
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Discussion Topic  newbie questions- heater elements - PVC pipe (in Biodiesel Equipment) by dave silva
I'm building a really cheap reactor with steel drums. Plan mount a water heater element in the 2" bu......
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Poll  RE: mothballing processor (in Biodiesel Equipment) by Project23D
None of the above. Harbor Freight and other steel/iron pumps rust with water stored in them. Letti......
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Poll  mothballing processor (in Biodiesel Equipment) by OIT-OREC Student
Hi, I am restoring our school's biodiesel processor and want to see what advice you have for storin......
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Discussion Topic  Storing the processor (in Biodiesel Equipment) by OIT-OREC Student
Hi, I am restoring our school's biodiesel processor and want to see what advice you have for storin......
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Poll  RE: Anthropogenic Global Warming- Your thoughts please (in General Environmental Discussion) by rustycaddy
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Poll  RE: Anthropogenic Global Warming- Your thoughts please (in General Environmental Discussion) by john galt
The significance of the temperature data from the past 15 years is that it invalidates the hypothesi......
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Poll  RE: Anthropogenic Global Warming- Your thoughts please (in General Environmental Discussion) by rustycaddy
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Poll  RE: Anthropogenic Global Warming- Your thoughts please (in General Environmental Discussion) by john galt
Myth of arctic meltdown: Stunning satellite images show summer ice cap is thicker and covers 1.7mill......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Some fun pictures from the 2014 CBC Conference (in General Biodiesel Discussion) by Hamlin205
Very Genereous and Much appreciated. True to form Graydon, thanks for all you do. regards Tom...
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Discussion Topic  RE: Some fun pictures from the 2014 CBC Conference (in General Biodiesel Discussion) by Graydon Blair
Yes. We shot video of the whole conference except the pre-conference workshops the day before. Over ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: recovered methanol v. racing fuel ? (in General Biodiesel Discussion) by dave silva
wow, this is funny. i re-read my question and i can see why you might think it was about racing fu......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Soybeans (in General Biodiesel Discussion) by fabricator
Yes they do. they are doing good around here this year also, hopefully they will be $12-13-14 bux a ......
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Discussion Topic  Soybeans (in General Biodiesel Discussion) by fuelfarmer
The beans are looking good. This field was planted after a barley crop was harvested. Canola in full......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Esterifying 100% fatty acids to biodiesel (in Acid Esterification) by WesleyB
In making synthetic fuels, like biodiesel, part of the idea is getting more energy out of the fuel w......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Yokayo Biofuels to close (in General Biodiesel Discussion) by rustycaddy
First it was Rising Phoenix. Rogue Biofuels shifted to emphasize the grease collection side and Sequ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Yokayo Biofuels to close (in General Biodiesel Discussion) by Paulus
Is crowdfunding an option?...
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Discussion Topic  RE: Powerstroke Bends? (in General Blending Discussion) by jdfoxinc
I was blending 20% pump diesel to UVO summer and up to 35% winter in Denver co. '96 f 250....
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