Document Type : Regular Article
Department of Physical Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Kashan
In the present study, the kinetics of biodiesel production through transesterification of Brassica carinata oil with methanol in the presence of Potassium Hydroxide is investigated by kinetic Monte Carlo simulation. The obtained results from simulation agree qualitatively with the existing experimental data. The kinetics data for each step of suggested mechanism are confirmed by simulation. By using the mechanism and kinetics data, the system is simulated at different methanol/oil feed ratios and a comparison between kinetic data is provided. The influences of temperature and percentage of catalyst on the amount of produced biodiesel at different times of reaction are obtained.