Open Science Research Excellence
%0 Journal Article
%A Ude N. Callistus and  Amulu F. Ndidi and  Onukwuli D. Okechukwu and  Amulu E. Patrick
%D 2016 
%J  International Journal of Chemical, Molecular, Nuclear, Materials and Metallurgical Engineering
%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
%I International Science Index 114, 2016
%T Reaction Kinetics of Biodiesel Production from Refined Cottonseed Oil Using Calcium Oxide
%V 114
%X Power law approximation was used in this study to evaluate the reaction orders of calcium oxide, CaO catalyzed transesterification of refined cottonseed oil and methanol. The kinetics study was carried out at temperatures of 45, 55 and 65 oC. The kinetic parameters such as reaction order 2.02 and rate constant 2.8 hr-1g-1cat, obtained at the temperature of 65 oC best fitted the kinetic model. The activation energy, Ea obtained was 127.744 KJ/mol. The results indicate that the transesterification reaction of the refined cottonseed oil using calcium oxide catalyst is approximately second order reaction.
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