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girl mark 11-17-2008 08:02 PM

We finally have an article at for the best homebrew Acid-base process so far, Dave Kenny's Process:


domusbiofuel 11-25-2008 05:03 PM

thanks, very helpfull. what can i do with the resulting acid/methanol?, can it be re-usd how is it disposed of?

dkenny 11-25-2008 06:51 PM


I take the stuff that I drain out and distill the methanol out. I then reused this methanol in the next batch.

I also mix the glycerin from base stages with what's drained from the acid stages to neutralize the acid. then distill the mix.


domusbiofuel 11-26-2008 02:45 PM

hi dave
this is really helpfull. is there a difference between KOH and KAOH with acid esterification?
can i use anything other than sulphuric(cheaper)? can the acid be re-used? also ive heard that high ffa oil is solid, mine is 54% but still liquid, but it is in the sun all day, would it go solid in the cold? this oil has never been cooked it is a by-product of sunflower production

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