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Old 11-17-2008, 08:02 PM
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We finally have an article at biodieselcommunity.org for the best homebrew Acid-base process so far, Dave Kenny's Process:

http://biodieselcommunity.org/acidbase/


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Old 11-25-2008, 05:03 PM
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Hi
thanks, very helpfull. what can i do with the resulting acid/methanol?, can it be re-usd how is it disposed of?
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Old 11-25-2008, 06:51 PM
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domusbiofuel,

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.

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Old 11-26-2008, 02:45 PM
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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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