Optimization of Biodiesel Production using Aspen Plus

Raja, Kintali Vivek (2015) Optimization of Biodiesel Production using Aspen Plus. BTech thesis.



With the continuous increase in energy demand and also simultaneously depletion of fossil fuels made it necessary to research of other alternative sustainable sources of energy. The most promising alternatives include biofuels, especially biodiesel. Here ASPEN Plus software is utilized for a better understanding of models, procedures associated with producing biodiesel. Analyses were also conducted by varying operating parameters to find out how they affect separation throughout the process. In this project, different models and configurations for producing biodiesel are considered. Models for both trans-esterification and esterification process are designed. In each model, parametric study is done to find optimum parameters at which maximum conversion is obtained and also process is modeled such that heat duty is minimized. Sensitivity analyses are also carried to analyze behavior of all components.

Item Type:Thesis (BTech)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Aspen Plus, Biodiesel, Parameter optimization, biofuels, transesterification
Subjects:Engineering and Technology > Chemical Engineering > Biofuel
Engineering and Technology > Chemical Engineering > Process Design
Engineering and Technology > Chemical Engineering > Chemical Process Modeling
Divisions: Engineering and Technology > Department of Chemical Engineering
ID Code:6786
Deposited By:Mr. Sanat Kumar Behera
Deposited On:31 Dec 2015 11:30
Last Modified:31 Dec 2015 11:30
Supervisor(s):Kumar, A

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