Open Science Research Excellence
@article{(International Science Index):http://waset.org/publications/10006321,
  title    = {Development of a Nano-Alumina-Zirconia Composite Catalyst as an Active Thin Film in Biodiesel Production},
  author    = {N. Marzban and  J. K. Heydarzadeh M. Pourmohammadbagher and  M. H. Hatami and  A. Samia},
  country   = {Iran, Islamic Republic Of},
  institution={Isfahan University of Technology},
  abstract  = {A nano-alumina-zirconia composite catalyst was synthesized by a simple aqueous sol-gel method using AlCl3.6H2O and ZrCl4 as precursors. Thermal decomposition of the precursor and subsequent formation of γ-Al2O3 and t-Zr were investigated by thermal analysis. XRD analysis showed that γ-Al2O3 and t-ZrO2 phases were formed at 700 °C. FT-IR analysis also indicated that the phase transition to γ-Al2O3 occurred in corroboration with X-ray studies. TEM analysis of the calcined powder revealed that spherical particles were in the range of 8-12 nm. The nano-alumina-zirconia composite particles were mesoporous and uniformly distributed in their crystalline phase. In order to measure the catalytic activity, esterification reaction was carried out. Biodiesel, as a renewable fuel, was formed in a continuous packed column reactor. Free fatty acid (FFA) was esterified with ethanol in a heterogeneous catalytic reactor. It was found that the synthesized γ-Al2O3/ZrO2 composite had the potential to be used as a heterogeneous base catalyst for biodiesel production processes.},
    journal   = {International Journal of Chemical, Molecular, Nuclear, Materials and Metallurgical Engineering},  volume    = {11},
  number    = {2},
  year      = {2017},
  pages     = {130 - 134},
  ee        = {http://waset.org/publications/10006321},
  url       = {http://waset.org/Publications?p=122},
  bibsource = {http://waset.org/Publications},
  issn      = {eISSN:1307-6892},
  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
  index     = {International Science Index 122, 2017},
}