Process acidic oils to Biodiesel at maximum yield
Smart Modifier is a reactive chemical that reacts with Fatty Acids at low temperature 100℃ at atmospheric pressure in 60 mins. It produces no side products in particular water.
The implementation of such a system is low capex front end installation. Its operation is similar in operating procedure to Biodiesel transesterification. While feasible over all levels of FFA the economics are best realized for feedstocks with <10% FFA. In other instances where the FFA is >10% it can be hybridized with Preeseterification processes. The key feature of the process is Smart Modifiers ability to reduce the FFA to <0.2%. This is necessary for the implementation of Smart Catalyst technology.
Unlike Preesterification or Glycerolysis Smart Modifier reduces the Free Fatty Acid in all feedstocks to a level of <0.2% under atmospheric reaction conditions of 80-120°C and is complete in 30-90 mins. Unlike current methods of FFA reduction Smart Modifier is a totally homogeneous, irreversible reaction that does not produce Water nor uses Methanol. This feature allows both batch processing in currently installed equipment or can be done continuously reducing opex and increasing throughput. Incorporated into this process is the feature of reducing the moisture content of the feedstock. On completion of the Smart Modifier stage there is no further processing before moving on to the transesterification stage.
Completion of the Smart Modification stage provides the Biodiesel processor with feedstock derived
from waste oil and fats that is equivalent to refined oil for Biodiesel processing.
Combine that with ongoing transesterification with Smart Catalyst then all current day problems associated with Biodiesel manufacture disappear and the ability to go to continuous processing becomes the next generation.
If you currently have an installed plant using any of the current Plant Providers technology the adoption of Ceimici Novels solution will in the main require pipework changes only that during any trial and evaluation leaves your current plant uninterrupted.