Burning fossil fuels increases the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Alternative sources of energy are necessary to control global warming. Diverse synthetic methods transform vegetable oils and animal fats, inexpensive carbon sources to biofuels. This chapter reviews the main chemical and thermal processes that transform triglycerides into fuels. We collected the most cited and recent scientific publications about transesterification, thermal and catalytic cracking, and gasification reactions and their respective technologies.

High Temperature conversion of fats: Cracking, gasification, esterification and transesterification / F. Galli, N.A. Patience, D.C. Boffito - In: Recent Advancements in Biofuels and Bioenergy Utilization / [a cura di] P. Kumar Sarangi; S.N. Pravakar Mohanty. - Prima edizione. - [s.l] : Springer Nature, 2018. - ISBN 9789811313066. - pp. 205-225 [10.1007/978-981-13-1307-3_9]

High Temperature conversion of fats: Cracking, gasification, esterification and transesterification

F. Galli
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2018

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Burning fossil fuels increases the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Alternative sources of energy are necessary to control global warming. Diverse synthetic methods transform vegetable oils and animal fats, inexpensive carbon sources to biofuels. This chapter reviews the main chemical and thermal processes that transform triglycerides into fuels. We collected the most cited and recent scientific publications about transesterification, thermal and catalytic cracking, and gasification reactions and their respective technologies.
Vegetable oil; animal fat; biofuel; thermal conversion; cracking; transesterification; esterification; gasification; catalysis; reactor design
Settore CHIM/04 - Chimica Industriale
Settore ING-IND/25 - Impianti Chimici
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