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Discussion Topic  RE: AE with a difference (in Ireland Biodiesel) by WesleyB
Sulfuric acid isn't lost, some percentage of it bonds to fatty acids with double bonds in them via a......
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Discussion Topic  RE: AE with a difference (in Ireland Biodiesel) by Kieran C.
Hi WesleyB, ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: AE with a difference (in Ireland Biodiesel) by WesleyB
Kieran C. wrote "The sulfuric acid has to be somewhere and it is Not in the oil". Well, actually som......
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Discussion Topic  RE: AE with a difference (in Ireland Biodiesel) by Biotom
ae needs heat energy to progress, from my experience it can't be done at room temperature....
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Discussion Topic  RE: AE with a difference (in Ireland Biodiesel) by imakebiodiesel
I tried AE by the Dkenny formula without added heat a couple of years ago. I mixed up oil methanol ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: AE with a difference (in Ireland Biodiesel) by Dgs
Hi Dean, I suppose the whole idea behind this is the economy of an ambient reaction,just mix,wait an......
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Discussion Topic  RE: AE with a difference (in Ireland Biodiesel) by Kieran C.
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Discussion Topic  RE: AE with a difference (in Ireland Biodiesel) by Dean Moriarty
From what I'm starting to understand of what's happening is it seems that the FFA's were being washe......
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Discussion Topic  RE: AE with a difference (in Ireland Biodiesel) by imakebiodiesel
I did a little test today and it is making me wonder just how much of Samuels original posts are ba......
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Discussion Topic  RE: AE with a difference (in Ireland Biodiesel) by Kieran C.
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Discussion Topic  RE: AE with a difference (in Ireland Biodiesel) by Dean Moriarty
I tried to titrate the methanol I used in the above experiment yesterday. I just took 5ml of the met......
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Discussion Topic  RE: AE with a difference (in Ireland Biodiesel) by Kieran C.
Hi Dgs, you are correct, using high FFA oil is not a cheap way of making biodiesel.......
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Discussion Topic  RE: AE with a difference (in Ireland Biodiesel) by Dgs
IMB, If you want some Iron Filings just let me know....
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Discussion Topic  RE: AE with a difference (in Ireland Biodiesel) by Dgs
Why do we have to add so much methanol to get this reaction to work at ambient. If we cannot recover......
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Discussion Topic  RE: AE with a difference (in Ireland Biodiesel) by Kieran C.
Hi IMB, ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: AE with a difference (in Ireland Biodiesel) by imakebiodiesel
Measuring the acidity of the methanol is only part of the solution, how can we tell how much of that......
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Discussion Topic  RE: AE with a difference (in Ireland Biodiesel) by Kieran C.
A pH meter will work in the titration because when you add titrating fluid it is mostly water. In th......
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Discussion Topic  RE: AE with a difference (in Ireland Biodiesel) by Biotom
yes it say in an aqueous solution but it also works well for our purpose. I used a ph meter to deter......
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Discussion Topic  RE: AE with a difference (in Ireland Biodiesel) by Kieran C.
Testing the pH of the methanol will not tell you what you want to know. A better idea is to titrate......
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Discussion Topic  RE: AE with a difference (in Ireland Biodiesel) by Dean Moriarty
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Discussion Topic  RE: AE with a difference (in Ireland Biodiesel) by Dean Moriarty
Just a quick google there and it seems it may not be that easy to measure the ph of the methanol. Ph......
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Discussion Topic  RE: AE with a difference (in Ireland Biodiesel) by Biotom
yes you can do a comparative ph test, new to used to indicate the methanol's acidic value. I think t......
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Discussion Topic  RE: AE with a difference (in Ireland Biodiesel) by Dean Moriarty
Yes that would be a problem. If the methanol is contaminated with sulphuric acid or FFA's, we are go......
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Discussion Topic  RE: AE with a difference (in Ireland Biodiesel) by imakebiodiesel
Wesley, thank you for that very succinct description of how epsom salts work as a drying agent. I b......
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Discussion Topic  RE: AE with a difference (in Ireland Biodiesel) by Biotom
what I have noticed with ae is that much of the acid is in the lower layer and can be drained. as I ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: AE with a difference (in Ireland Biodiesel) by WesleyB
Drying methanol with anhydrous magnesium sulfate. Epsom salt is composed of magnesium sulfate heptah......
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Discussion Topic  RE: İ Fail The METHANOL test, can be saved or its a waste of time ? (in Biodiesel Quality) by Kieran C.
Hi mustafa, Yes, I understood that when you said "purify" you meant that you want to increase the co......
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Discussion Topic  RE: İ Fail The METHANOL test, can be saved or its a waste of time ? (in Biodiesel Quality) by mustafa
Sorry guys. i think i havent explainmyself celarly. my problem is i have ten percent unreact,oil ho......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Cloudy Unwashed Bio - Dr Pepper Method (in Making Biodiesel) by Kieran C.
Hi WesleyB ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Cloudy Unwashed Bio - Dr Pepper Method (in Making Biodiesel) by WesleyB
Myself, I wouldn't heat biodiesel on a stove. Its kind of like flammable. A goal is making biodiese......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Cloudy Unwashed Bio - Dr Pepper Method (in Making Biodiesel) by Kieran C.
Dezweb52, It is "glycerine" in suspension that is making yor biodiesel cloudy. If you just leave you......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Cloudy Unwashed Bio - Dr Pepper Method (in Making Biodiesel) by Kieran C.
Hi Dgs, ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Cloudy Unwashed Bio - Dr Pepper Method (in Making Biodiesel) by john galt
Residual methanol will hold soaps, glycerol and water in solution. Air bubbling and heating or long......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Cloudy Unwashed Bio - Dr Pepper Method (in Making Biodiesel) by dezweb52
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Discussion Topic  RE: Cloudy Unwashed Bio - Dr Pepper Method (in Making Biodiesel) by Dgs
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Discussion Topic  RE: Cloudy Unwashed Bio - Dr Pepper Method (in Making Biodiesel) by Kieran C.
Hi WesleyB......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Cloudy Unwashed Bio - Dr Pepper Method (in Making Biodiesel) by WesleyB
In the 3/27 test, the liquid that falls out is unreacted vegetable oil mostly, some of it may be soa......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Cloudy Unwashed Bio - Dr Pepper Method (in Making Biodiesel) by dezweb52
Awesome. Your reply has helped a lot. I do heat the oil upto about 60C before adding in the meth, b......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Cloudy Unwashed Bio - Dr Pepper Method (in Making Biodiesel) by WesleyB
dezweb52; remove the glycerine layer leaving the upper crude biodiesel layer. If you remove the meth......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Cloudy Unwashed Bio - Dr Pepper Method (in Making Biodiesel) by WesleyB
I think it is good to learn it using new vegetable oil. The average free fatty acid molecular weight......
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Discussion Topic  Cloudy Unwashed Bio - Dr Pepper Method (in Making Biodiesel) by dezweb52
Hello, I've been trying my hand at making some biodiesel and having varying success with making it b......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Reddish bio when dispensing (in Biodiesel Quality) by Yuka
John and JON; Im going with that theory too. But there's never particles in the fuel, i imagine if t......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Reddish bio when dispensing (in Biodiesel Quality) by Jon Heron
I vote for stuff leaching out of the hose and or nozzle. Cheers, Jon...
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Discussion Topic  RE: Reddish bio when dispensing (in Biodiesel Quality) by Dgs
Hi Yuka, I have heared it said in the past that the reddish tint could be the sign of an incomplete ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Reddish bio when dispensing (in Biodiesel Quality) by john galt
The fuel could be leaching something out of the hose that colors it. Drain the fuel completely out ......
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Discussion Topic  Reddish bio when dispensing (in Biodiesel Quality) by Yuka
When i hit the fuel gun, the first 5 seconds it goes out a little reddish but clear color. Why coul......
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Discussion Topic  Water in Bio/dino mix (in General Biodiesel Discussion) by MC-Professor
I recently added 5 gallons of wet bio to tank of my car (81-Merc) . Ran fine for about 50 miles then......
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Discussion Topic  RE: make methanol from crude glycerin (in Other uses for Glycerine by-product) by WesleyB
Cineman; You might look into making triacetin from your glycerine. I made a small amount....
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Discussion Topic  Quality (in Biodiesel Quality) by Dantheman
here is the scenario. "perfect" Bio. no issues with the quality, temp or delivery system. what are......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Meet My Mystery Fluid (in Making Biodiesel) by Justin McCarty
Thank all for your suggestions. It would appear though that after some waiting the entire solution h......
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